The Face of the Holocaust
If you ask anyone to associate one face with the victims of the Holocaust, invariably it would be Anne Frank.
The “mound” is faceless bodies heaped together, one on top of the other; it represents the six million Jews, of which two million were children. Many of the figures shown in the painting could easily have been Anne Frank.
Acrylic on canvas: 36” x 36”
Batya Brutin, well know Israeli curator of Holocaust memorial art, invited Aaron Morgan to exhibit his painting “The Face of the Holocaust,” a portrait of Ann Frank, in Budapest. The exhibit, marked what would have been Ann Frank’s 80th birthday on June 12th 2009.
Aaron’s participation in this project was supported in part with funds from the Strategic Opportunity Stipend (SOS) Program through the New York Foundation for the Arts, administered on Long Island by the East End Arts Council.
"Anne Frank/The Face of the Holocaust" was used at the Anne Frank Memorial Park in Melville, NY to honor what would have been her 84th birthday on June 12, 2013.