The Holocaust - This Contemporary Original Canvas Oil Painting was created in 1996.
The painting is called Holocaust. In this painting people are reaching for the Start of David (reaching to their religion) so it can help them to survive the horrors of the Holocaust. A woman is looking at them - a mother, a sister or a wife - with the tears and a sorrow on her face.
This original oil painting on canvas is created using oil on canvas and it is 24 by 27 inches. This original is also available as signed or not signed Art Prints sizes 8x10, 16x20and 20x24 inches.
The Holocaust (from the Greek ὁλόκαυστον (hol›kauston): holos, "completely" and kaustos, "burnt"), also known as (Ha)-Shoah (Hebrew: השואה), Churben (Yiddish: חורבן) was the genocide of approximately six million European Jews during World War II, as part of a program of deliberate extermination planned and executed in Nazi Germany under Adolf Hitler.
Other groups were also persecuted and killed, including the Roma; Soviet civilians, Soviet prisoners of war; ethnic Poles; the disabled; gay men; and political and religious opponents. Most scholars, however, define the Holocaust as a genocide of European Jewry alone, or what the Nazis called the "Final Solution of the Jewish Question." Taking into account all the victims of Nazi persecution, the total number of victims would be between nine and 11 million.
The persecution and genocide were accomplished in stages. Legislation to remove the Jews from civil society was enacted years before the outbreak of World War II. Concentration camps were established in which inmates were used as slave labor until they died of exhaustion or disease. Where the Third Reich conquered new territory in eastern Europe, specialized units called Einsatzgruppen murdered Jews and political opponents in mass shootings. Jews and Roma were crammed into ghettos before being transported hundreds of miles by freight train to extermination camps where, if they survived the journey, the majority of them were killed in gas chambers. Every arm of Nazi Germany's bureaucracy was involved in the logistics of the mass murder, turning the country into what one Holocaust scholar has called "a genocidal state."
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Dimensions: 24 inches by 27 inches. Painting will be shipped stretched unless requested otherwise.