1. Execution. Babi Yar. Leningrad, 1952.
2. Untitled, Execution. Babi Yar series. Nizhny Tagil or Leningrad, ca. 1944–52.
3. Execution, Babi Yar series. 1944-52.
by Russian-Jewish artist Felix Lembersky.
Three Babi Yar paintings (1944–52), which Lembersky painted following the death of his parents at the hands of the Nazis in Ukraine, are the earliest known artistic record of the massacre. The final painting of the Babi Yar cycle was created during Stalin’s vicious anti-Semitic campaign in 1952. The second Babi Yar painting was never exhibited in the Soviet Union, it was shown publicly for the first time at Brandeis University in 2011 marking the 70th anniversary of the massacre.
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