The exhibition „Forbidden Art” at the U.S. Military Academy in West Point

The exhibition was opened on February 9 at the Jefferson Library of the U.S Military Academy in West Point and will be on display until March 9. The exhibition is a commemoration of the 72nd anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau German Nazi concentration and extermination camp.

The Forbidden Art exhibition prepared by the Auschwitz Museum presents the story of 20 works of art made illegally by prisoners of the concentration camp while risking their lives. At the exhibition, one can see quality photographic reproductions of these works of art, learn the biographies of the authors and read fragments of witness accounts. The exhibition, which features art made by concentration camps prisoners and victims, both inspires and teaches. It documents the horrors of everyday camp life in the camps and it also shows us the indomitable human spirit, the ability to create in the worst possible circumstances. The exhibit reminds us that we need to have the humility to know the depth of evil as well as the competence to know the power of humanity can overcome such evil,’ said Brig. Gen. Cindy Jebb, Dean of the Academic Board of the U.S. Military Academy in West Point at the opening of the exhibition.  

The exhibition Konzentrationslager Auschwitz at the Polish Cultural Foundation in Clark, NJ
The opening of the exhibition will take place on Sunday, March 19 at 4 PM at the Polish Cultural Foundation in Clark, New Jersey and will be on display until March 31, 2017. Opening remarks will be presented by the Consul General of the Republic of Poland in NY, Mr. Maciej Golubiewski.

The exhibit prepared by the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum in Poland is a commemoration of the Victims of the genocide which took place in the Auschwitz-Birkenau Nazi German concentration and extermination Camp. The exhibition illustrates the history of Auschwitz-Birkenau, built and operated by the third Reich on the Polish territory annexed by Nazi Germany during World War II.