Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Painting of The Pianist in the Warsaw Ghetto


On this day in 1943, April 19, the Warsaw Uprising started.
The thumbnail print, cut from a contact sheet, is the only image that remains of The Pianist in the Warsaw Ghetto that my father Jaap van Praag (1898-1969) painted in the early 1950's.
He destroyed the original, because he couldn't stand looking at it. Too painful. Even when he showed me, his young child just this tiny picture he wept.






This work by Judith van Praag is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License