Voices of the Next Generations

Next generations of former prisoners of the Sachsenhausen concentration camp tell their stories

Drawing Really Does Help Processing Emotions

Sketchbook drawings by artist and 4th generation participant Elias Mendel

These drawings were an instinctive emotional response to what I felt during my week in October 2021 exploring my family history at Sachsenhausen. Sketches, thoughts, and abstract feelings. The drawings were used to visually structure a talk addressing memorial culture in Germany.

Sketchbook I

Sketchbook II


Elias Mendel