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Holocaust Art Mosaic area inspired by (Dave Milne of Banchory's) 300 yr-old farmhouse chain ©

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Artist Akiva Kenny Segan shows the just completed area at the bottom of the mosaic-in-progress. The old metal chain & hook was given to the artist in late August 1987 by Scottish jeweler Dave Milne of Banchory; this was at the conclusion of Segan's five month long International Artist-in-Residency, Aberdeen Art Gallery. Milne's jewelry repair shop was downstairs from Segan's atudio-flat at 11 Belmont St., Aberdeen (down the street from the Aberdeen Art Gallery). A drawing goes in the center that was inspired by a WWII photo of a limbless Jewish woman seated outdoors in the Polish city of Łódź, awaiting transport to the Nazi death camp at Chelmno. She had two 'strikes' against her according to Nazi racial supremacism and hygiene - euthanasia laws: She was Jewish, which targeted her for death, as were the Romany & Sinti peoples of Europe; and she was disabled. The Nazis murdered two-hundred and fifty thousand mentally and physically disabled Protestant & Catholic Germans and Austrians before they began the "Final Solution to the Jewish Problem." (Among the SS murderers, 10% were practicing Catholics and Protestants.). The Holocaust did not have to happen. Had German & Austrian professors, lawyers, doctors, clergy, judges and others who knew of the systematic murder of the Protestant & Catholic disabled spoken out loudly and forcefully, it's entirely possible the Holocaust that followed would not have happened. Art, film © AK Segan
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