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Halina Olomucki

Halina Olomucki. When will it end? Enough! Enough!, 1955

When will it end? Enough! Enough!, 1955
From the cycle: Camp
Oil crayon on paper
27x20.5 cm
Gift of the artist

Halina Olomucki

Halina Olomucki (Poland, 1919 - Israel, 2007)

Born to the Olszewski family in Warsaw, Poland, in 1919. Died in Ashkelon, Israel, in 2007. Following the German occupation in 1939, the family was deported to the ghetto. Halina was put to forced labor outside the ghetto walls. She depicted the life of the ghetto in her sketches. Her father died in the ghetto. In May of 1943, she and her mother were transported to Majdanek, where her mother was murdered. In July of 1943 Halina was transported to Auschwitz; received prisoner numbe 48652. Thanks to her talent she painted signs, and clandestinely documented her annals in sketches. She was put to forced labor in the Union factory. She was transported to Ravensbruck and from there to Neustadt-Glewe. Halina was liberated in May of 1945 from Mecklemburg. She graduated from the Lodz Art Academy in 1951. She studied under the artist Wladyslaw Strzeminski. In 1957 she moved to France, and in 1972 immigrated to Israel. Her works have been displayed in exhibitions in Europe and Israel.