|Place||Europe: Germany, Belsen|
|Measurement||Overall: 67.2 cm x 82.2 cm x 6 cm; unframed: 46.2 x 61.4 x 2.3 cm|
|Physical description||oil on canvas|
|Place made||Australia: Victoria, Melbourne|
Second World War, 1939-1945
Item copyright: AWM Licensed copyright
SS guards burying dead, Belsen
Alan Moore witnessed the liberation of the infamous Belsen concentration camp in Germany. For three days he drew and photographed the skeletal survivors and their persecutors, including the SS troops who were forced to bury their victims. After his return to Australia, Moore painted the horrific scenes he had witnessed.