Photo is courtesy of Israeli artist Chanoch Ben
Copyright: Chanoch Ben Dov 2008
Currently this work is taking part in the Yellow Holocaust Star Exhibit at Yigal Alon House, Safed, which started on 30-4-2008. Curator: Reli Wasser.
Size: 170X85 cm
Technique: sculpture, Stone, iron, cloth
Title: Heavy Yellow Holocaust Star
Artist’s Caption: I wanted to express the heavy feeling that the Yellow Holocaust Star evokes. Above: six candle holder for the 6,000,000
The artist’s parents were East European Jews who survived the Holocaust.
The usage of Death camps’ uniform stripes is quite frequent in the artistic treatment of the Yellow Holocaust Star, and for some of the artists it is connected to the coat of many colors Jacob gave to Joseph.