Excerpts from the series: 'French Children of the Holocaust'.
The series, “French Children of the Holocaust”, is based on a book with the same title. (Klarsfeld, 1996) This book has pictures of almost 2,000 of the 20,000 Jewish children from Paris, who were deported by the Nazis to Auschwitz. Only a few of them survived.
All sculptures are life-size, ceramics and pigment.
Anny-Yolande Horowitz was born on june 2, 1933, in Strassbourg. Interned in the Lalande camp near Tours and then transferred to Drancy, she was deported to Auschwitz on convoy 31 on September 11, 1942, with her mother, Frieda and her sister Paulette, age 7.
Jacques Jakubowicz was born on April 15, 1931, in Nancy (Meurthe-et-Moselle). Arrested in the UGIF Lamarck-Secrétan children's center, he was deported on July 31, 1944, on convoy 77.
Rosa Farber was born on September 18, 1932, in Paris (6th arr.). Exactly ten years later, she was deported on convoy 34 of September 18, 1942. Her mother had been deported earlier. The family lived at 12 rue des Bernardins in Paris (5th arr.).
Félix Buttler, age 17, born in Paris (4th arr.), was deported on convoy 73 of May 15, 1944, which took him to his death in Tallin (Estonia) or Kaunas (Lithuania). He lived in Grenoble (Isère), 1 avenue Guynemer.