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Abe Blashko


Fragments of the Twentieth Century

Pastel on paper
28.125 x 33.875 x 1 in.
Museum Purchase with the Dorothy Wanlass Endowment Fund

Genocide and racism are hallmarks of the Nazis, who during world WWII methodically exterminated as many Jewish people as they could. The horror of Nazis atrocities are summed up in Abe Blashko’s Fragments of the 20th Century.

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  • Nazis
  • nude
  • Rifles
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