Painter, graphic artist and publisher Harald Pickert (1901–1983) spent six years of his life at different concentration camps. An outspoken critic of the National Socialist regime, he was interned for political reasons in 1939. After he was liberated from the Dachau concentration camp, in 1945, he captured his terrible experiences and trauma in drawings. A number of works from Pickert’s cycle titled Die Pestbeulen Europas. Naziterror in Konzentrationslagern, 1939-45 (Buboes of Europe. Nazi Terror at Concentration Camps, 1939-45), was on display as part of the exhibition. The Zentralinstitut für Kunstgeschichte presented further works from the cycle, including preliminary sketches, in 2020 as part of an exhibition in the north atrium on the first floor.
Harald Pickert: Buboes of Europe. Nazi Terror at Concentration Camps, 1939-45
Exhibition at the Zentralinstitut für Kunstgeschichte
June 2 until July 29, 2020