The contemporary witnesses
It is not the death but the life in the charcoal portraits that touches us so much. The life that is reflected in the eyes and faces of the countless murdered children.
It is as if Manfred Bockelmann has seen the souls of the most innocent victims of Nazi terror and drawn them on five-foot black-and-white canvasses. They leave you speechless, aghast and shaken.
“No one cried for these children and it would be wonderful if one could make up for that now.”