Located on the Ground Level
Captivity attempts to measure, and to reflect upon, the constraints and the demands placed on people, both at the time and then through the slow years of healing. Civilian men, women and children were forced into internment camps in occupied countries for the duration of the war. Prisoners of war endured unimaginable physical deprivation and psychological damage. At the same time, in the concentration camps Jewish men, women, and children suffered horrors that the artists later witnessed and attempted to record.
British Prisoners of War, Italy
Blind man in Belsen
Bodies in a Grave, Belsen
Human Laundry, Belsen: April 1945
British Women and Children Interned in a Japanese Prison Camp, Syme Road, Singapore
Ludwig Hirschfeld Mack