Hair 2+3 2006; 250 x 210 cm. Mix Technique on canvas
The doors of the wagon opened, after being closed for 10 days. We were in the “Camp of disinfection” Strasshof in Austria. We were lucky not to be in Auschwitz. We were filthy with excrement and urine, shed over us. We had not washed ourselves during the last month. Suddenly I realized that I was together with hundreds of naked women, part of them pregnant, part of them with blood on their legs. I was only 11 years old and had never seen a naked adult before. Our hair was combed with iron combs, some women had their hair shaven and others had their hair cut off. The hair stuck to our naked bodies. The women tried to cover their shaven heads with one hand and with the other their breasts.