This weekend was just what I needed the perfect mix of relaxing, creating and hanging out with a friend. Last night I watched the documentary The Rape of Europa. If you haven't seen this film you must. It is about all the art and monuments that were stolen or destroyed by Hitler in WWII. I knew plundering took place but I really had no idea about the scale of this crime. As a Jewish American who lost family in Auschwitz, I always see the loss of life first, but what is life without art? Hardly worth living if you ask me.
Towards the end of the film they showed a room that was filled with Jewish Torahs and crowns, almost all of these have no owner or place to go home to.
The film shows how no one was spared from the Nazi's when it came to art. They stole from everyone. I asked the question earlier what are we without art? I don't think this question can be answered because without art we were never here. Art really is life and I just made a little of it myself.
Let's get through this week together, shall we :)