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"Flowers in a Vase"



collage, Kitty Passerova, Friedl Dicker Brandeis

A collage of coloured paper scraps and tempera paint on ledger paper made by Kitty Passerova as a child in Theresienstadt Ghetto. While living in the girls home L410 in Theresienstadt, Kitty received art lessons from Friedl Dicker Brandeis, an artist and textile designer who had studied at the Bauhaus school in Germany. Friedl encouraged children in the ghetto to create art as away to understand their emotions and their environment. In 1944 she was transported to Auschwitz, where she died. Kitty survived the Holocaust and immigrated to Australia after World War II. The artwork was repatriated to her in 1997.

Donated by Kitty Levy (nee Passerova)

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