Polish academic finds rare Auschwitz portrait of Chopin

22.02.2012                      29.Schwat. 5772                      Jom Kippur Katan

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Polish academic finds rare Auschwitz portrait of Chopin

Portrait is one of a series of pictures created as part of a public relations campaign to obscure the treatment of inmates at the World War II-era death camps.

A portrait of composer Frederic Chopin that once hung in Auschwitz has resurfaced at the home of a Polish university professor nearly seven decades later.
Painted in 1943 by Auschwitz prisoner and Polish artist Mieczyslaw Koscielniak, the portrait was one of a series of pictures created as part of a public relations campaign to obscure the treatment of inmates at the World War II-era death camp where German Nazis killed some 1.5 million people….