War Heritage Institute

Felix Nussbaum and the last convoy to Auschwitz

The Train of 1000, a joint undertaking by the Auschwitz Foundation and the War Heritage Institute, honours the memory of the 25.267 people deported to Auschwitz between 1942 and 1944. One of them is the Jewish-German painter Felix Nussbaum.

As of 1933 - the year Hitler rises to power - the artist has to face persecution and exclusion. After a long journey he hides in Brussels for many years, but he is betrayed in the summer of 1944 and ends up at the Dossin Barracks, from where he is deported to Auschwitz by the last train convoy. He is murdered on 9 August 1944. Shortly before his death, he paints “Triumph of Death” about the horrors of war and of Nazism.

Some 200 of his works are on display at the Felix Nussbaum House in Osnabrück (Germany), his home town. See Felix Nussbaum’s works on https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pobQ44kmH1o #culturesurvivechallenge #TR1000