I am not sure why I paint these types of images lately except that I want to. If I wanted to sell more art, I should be painting landscapes and sunsets.
The query: “At Auschwitz, tell me, where was God?”
The answer: “Where was man?”
On June 10, 1942 Nazis had killed nearly all the residents in Lidice village. It was done as a reprisal for the assassination of Nazi official Reinhard Heydrich. A group of 82 children were gassed at Chełmno, a town that housed a Nazi concentration camp set up specifically to carry out ethnic cleansing through mass killings — even of children. Children taken from families…there are no more words for evil than this. A bronze sculpture by Marie Uchytilova in Lidice, Czech Republic commemorates the children. See that below.
Although the Nazis hoped to make an example of Lidice by erasing it from history, their bold proclamation, accompanied by ample photographic evidence of the atrocity, infuriated the Allies to such an extent that Frank Knox, secretary of the U.S. Navy, proclaimed, “If future generations ask us what we were fighting for in this war, we shall tell them the story of Lidice.”
Read more about this on Smithsonian.com