Members of the Berlin Philharmonic will perform at the opening of an exhibition at New York University showcasing portraits of Auschwitz survivor, David Friedman, New York City public radio station WNYC reported.
In the 1920s, David Friedman worked in Berlin as a “press artist,” who drew pictures of politicians and other prominent personalities to accompany newspaper articles.
When the Nazi’s evaded Germany and Czechoslovakia, the Gestapo looted his artwork and deported Friedman and his family to the Lodz ghetto in Poland, and later to Auschwitz, where his wife and daughter were murdered at the hands of the Nazis.
Friedman managed to survive by painting portraits of members of the SS and their families, and his work was utilized to abet Nazi propaganda efforts.
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