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Artistic Witnesses

The memorial
The memorial of Lucien Wercolliers at the cemetery

The artistic witnesses have passed on unique impressions of daily life in the SS Special Camp / Hinzert Concentration Camp for prisoners who recorded their horrifying experiences during the time of their incarceration or after the war. Their drawings, sculptures, linocuts and plastics offer emotional access to outsiders trying to understand the life and suffering in concentration camps.

The pictures and drawings from Arthur Michel and Jean Daligault that were created during their incarceration in the SS Special Camp / Hinzert Concentration Camp were concealed by co-prisoners and smuggled out of the camp. 

The linocuts from Albert Kaiser, the paintings and sketches from Foni Tissen and also the sculptures from Lucien Wercollier were created after the war.