Felix Nussbaum (1904 – 1944)
The painter Felix Nussbaum, born on December 11, 1904 in Osnabrück, died after 20 September 1944 in Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp.
Most of his works he lost in 1932 by arson. Already in 1933 he left Germany because of the beginning of the persecution of Jews by the National Socialists.
From 1940 he hid in Brussels and was after the denunciation with his wife, the Polish painter Felka Platek (* 03.01.1899 in Warsaw – 02.08.1944 murdered in the Auschwitz concentration camp) and 562 other Jews with one of the last transports to the concentration camp Auschwitz deported where he and his wife arrived on 2 August 1944. He was led as a camp inmate and probably died before the liberation of the camp (January 27, 1945).