Week 4 assignment: essay – the holocaust


Option 2: Art
Select any 2 of works of art about the Holocaust. You can select from the following list or conduct additional research on Holocaust art. Make sure to get approval from your instructor if you are selecting something not on the list. Click on the link to see the list:



 works of art about the Holocaust list (Select any 2 of works)

  • Morris Kestelman: Lama Sabachthani [Why Have You      Forsaken Me?] 
  • George Mayer-Marton: Women with Boudlers 
  • Bill Spira: Prisoners Carrying Cement 
  • Jan Hartman: Death March (Czechowice-Bielsko, January      1945) 
  • Edgar Ainsworth: Belsen 
  • Leslie Cole: One of the Death Pits, Belsen. SS      Guards Collecting Bodies 
  • Doris Zinkeisen: Human Laundry, Belsen: April 1945 
  • Eric Taylor: A Young Boy from Belsen Concentration      Camp 
  • Mary Kessell: Notes from Belsen Camp 
  • Edith Birkin: The Death Cart – Lodz Ghetto 
  • Shmuel Dresner: Benjamin 
  • Roman Halter: Mother with Babies 
  • Leo Breuer: Path Between the Barracks, Gurs Camp 
  • Leo (Lev) Haas: Transport Arrival, Theresienstadt      Ghetto 
  • Jacob Lipschitz: Beaten (My Brother Gedalyahu) 
  • Norbert Troller: Terezin 
  • Anselm Kiefer: Sternenfall 


After selecting any 2 works of art: Write an analysis of each artwork, including the following information:


  • Identify the title, artist, date completed, and medium used.
  • Explain the content of the artwork – what do the images show?
  • How does the artwork relate to the bigger picture of the Holocaust?
  • How effective is the artwork in relating the Holocaust to viewers?


Writing Requirements (APA format) 

  • Length: 2-3 pages (not including title page or      references page)
  • 1-inch margins
  • Double spaced
  • 12-point Times New Roman font
  • Title page
  • References page

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