April 29, 1945: U.S. Seventh Army’s 45th Infantry Division liberates Dachau

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“In 1944 Zoran Music was arrested by the Gestapo in Venice and deported to the concentration campo in Dachau, an experience that marked his life and his art thereafter. In 1945 he made a series of drawings depicting scenes related to the Holocaust: cremation ovens, hanged men and piles of corpses. These drawings would be the inspiration, in the 1970s, for the series Nous ne sommes pas les derniers (We Are Not the Last)…”
http://www.museoreinasofia.es/en/collection/artwork/nous-ne-sommes-pas-derniers-we-are-not-last

When we were in the camp, people would often declare that this sort of thing could never happen again. When the war is over, they said, a better world will come into being and such horrors will never recur. . . But then, as time went by, I saw the same sort of thing starting to happen again all over the world—in Vietnam, in the Gulag, in Latin America—everywhere. And I realized that what we had said in those days—that we would be the last people to experience such things—was not true: the truth is that we were not the last. – Zoran Music
http://thejewishmuseum.org/exhibitions/an-artists-response-to-evil-we-are-not-the-last-by-zoran-music#about

Some of Zoran Music’s artwork~ http://www.tate.org.uk/art/search?aid=1685&sort=date

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