Ceija Stojka (1933-2013), a member of the Lovara community, a Roma group that settled in Austria, was deported to Auschwitz with a large portion of her family at 10 years old. Stojka survived not only the extermination camp at Auschwitz, but also the concentration camps at Ravensbruck and Bergen Belsen, from which she was freed by the British Army on 15th April, 1945. At the end of the 1980s she began teaching herself to draw and paint. The cycle of ink drawings and gouaches in this book was developed over several years and comprises approximately 250 pages. It offers an impressive artistic narrative of the persecution and genocide of the Roma and Sinti under the Nazis and is being published as completely as possible in this book.
This new book is on display during the month of April. Please follow the link to the library catalogue if you would like to reserve it.