Bergen-Belsen concentration camp



Bergen-Belsen concentration camp


Prisoners are visible behind barbed wire, wearing blue and white striped clothes and black shoes. A German soldier is guarding them, armed with a rifle. There are two huts. The white building has a large chimney with black smoke billowing out of it. The men look emaciated. One man is lying on the ground.

Label reads “109”; signed by the author; caption reads “Maggio 1944. Belsen orrenda! Erano ancora su questa terra oppure avevano superato senza accorgersi il confine tra la vita e la morte, ed erano capitati nella cupa città delle larve e degli spettri in un immane e repellente formicaio umano dove i vivi erano frammisti ai morti.”

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One tempera on paper, pasted on mount board


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Angiolino Filiputti, “Bergen-Belsen concentration camp,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed December 5, 2023,

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