Distribution of Food in the Auschwitz-Birkenau Concentration Camp
From the series: Views from Hell in Autumn 1944
Oil on canvas
Gift of Thomas Frankl, the artist's son
Adolf Frankl (Czechoslovakia, 1903 - Austria, 1983)
Born in Bratislava. He studied in the School of Applied Arts in Bratislava. After his studies he worked in interior design. In 1944, on Yom Kippur his family was transported to the Sered camp. His wife and two children escaped from the transport. In November 1944, he was transported to Auschwitz; received prisoner number B-14395. On January 18 1945, during the death march to Gleiwitz, he escaped to a forest and to the Althammer camp where he hid. In 1945, after his liberation he moved to Krakow and from there to Bratislava, where he was reunited with his family. In 1947, he had another son. The family moved to Vienna, where he later passed away.