100 years since birth of artist who portrayed Mengele’s victims

Dina Gottliebová-Babbitt | Photo: YouTube

It was her skill as an artist that saved Brno-born Dina Gottliebová-Babbittová from death in Auschwitz’s gas chamber. She was protected by the angel of death himself, SS doctor Josef Mengele.

The Czech-American artist was born on January 21, 1923. During the Nazi occupation period she was kicked out of her studies at the local art school because she was a Jew. Then, in 1942, Gottlieb was transported into the Terezín Ghetto. A year later, she was sent to the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp.

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