In 1979, The Auschwitz Museum Archive reproduced selected pieces
of art and sent them to writer/photographer Alan Jacobs.
After years of related work and many more trips, Jacobs, and
his son Jesse, returned to the camps in 1996 to find and photograph
the identical scenes depicted in the art. Krysia Jacobs then
devised a way to present them as you see here. They are the
of work over a 24 year period.
This exhibit contrasts contemporary photographs of these two
camps, with images of what they were like 1940-45 as remembered
by artist-survivors. Much of the art was created soon after their
liberation. Their art is the only visual record of day-to-day
existence in Auschwitz/Birkenau.
NOTE: Click directly on each
image to move from art to photo, and back again.
Click on right arrow to move
to next set.