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1945-1989 (production)

medium: paper


Support: Height 346 mm, Width 465 mm

Catalogue number
Art.IWM ART 16694 3

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There are two main portraits showing a woman and a man with their heads covered facing the viewer, but inclining their heads towards each other. In the lower left corner there are two other, smaller faces also facing the viewer. In the upper right corner of the canvas the face of a mother with a child is visible. The child's face partially obscures the mother's downcast face.
Transport, 1974, by Roman Halter. © artist's estate.
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The Holocaust Exhibition © IWM
The Holocaust Exhibition © IWM
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