Holocaust Memorial Painting

G. Kaur in Year 9 produced this stunning work to memorialise the Holocaust.

The bottom half of the painting is Hitler and the Nazis segregating and isolating Jews, like how they were held in ghettos, concentration camps, and sent to death camps. That half shows a background that is dark as it conveys the negativity and chaos that the Nazis were bringing upon those they considered ‘undesirable’. The top half represents these groups being liberated by the allied troops, and the background is lighter to represent the good and positivity that liberation bought, it shows that these groups had been freed. These groups are represented by the birds, who are imprisoned and confined by the barbed wire. But then, birds can symbolise hope and freedom as they are liberated. 

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