Slaughter of the Innocents
#1, Auschwitz Album Revisited
Oil Painting by Dr. Pat Mercer Hutchens
A young mother, frightfully looking to her right side, sits with her precious baby girl in her lap. Innocently, her little boy, sits by her side. They have already been ‘selected’ by the Nazi SS for the ‘not fit for work’ line; thus, they are headed straight for death. They will be shot or gassed, then burned in either the ovens or the mass burial fire pits.
Because of the insane time in which we live, when people actually have the gall to deny the horrors of the Holocaust, the artist feels absolutely compelled to present evidence to the contrary. These innocents sitting among the crowds of the Nazi-condemned, these real life women and children stir our hearts and conscience.