Imprisoned : Drawings From Nazi Concentration Camps
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing
- Book Category: Arts and Photography
- Format: Hardcover
- Number of Pages: 269
In September 1979, at age fifty-six, writer and artist Arturo Benvenuti fueled up his motor home and set forth on what he knew would be an emotional journey. His planâ€"his own Viae Crucisâ€"was to meet with as many former prisoners of Nazi-fascist concentration camps as he could. He wanted not only to learn their stories, but to learn from their stories.He met with dozens of survivors from Auschwitz, TerezÃn, Mauthausen-Gusen, Buchenwald, Dachau, Gonars, Monigo, Renicci, Banjica, RavensbrÃ¼ck, Jasenovac, Belsen, and Gurs. Many of these men and women shared their memories with Benvenuti along with artwork theyâ€™d created during their internment with pencil, ink, and charcoal.After four decades of research, Benvenuti presents these original black-and-white pieces in Imprisoned. This stunning collection provides visuals that oftentimes even the most eloquent words and sentences cannot convey.