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SHE CHOSE ART AND SHE CHOSE LIFE

Charlotte Salomon—extraordinary artist, courageous martyr, inspiring woman, and, finally, mother-to-be. She rubbed and grated and cut away at the family secrets, and fulfilled her vow to traverse the treacherous terrain from not knowing to knowing. By painting the bone truth of who she was, she prevailed over the Nazis, and thwarted their will to reduce her to a nonentity. Read more…

Charlotte Salomon in the garden at L’Ermitage, Villefranche, France, 1939-40.
[Photo courtesy of Collection Jewish Historical Museum, Amsterdam]