An exhibition of paintings by Mikhail Savitsky opened at the Museum of the Great Patriotic War July 28. Prior to that, the famous series was stored in the gallery of the artist for two years.
The collection of 16 paintings shows the truth about the horrors of death camps, the cruelty of executioners and stuggle of prisoners. All works are based on documentary materials and the personal experience of the artist. Savitsky was himself a prisoner of Düsseldorf, Buchenwald and Dachau for three years.
Galina Pavlovskaya, head of department of written and pictorial sources of the Belarusian State Museum of the Great Patriotic War:
Each picture shines with some unusual light, a light of hope for future life. Each of these sing an anthem to goodness, justice, freedom.
Boris Krepak, Honored Artist of Belarus:
This is for the memory of those who died in concentration camps. Millions of people. Mikhail Savitsky, in spite of all these tragedies, dramas, calls on us to save the world forever.