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4S A TEENAGER, SHE STUDIED AT A LOCAL ART SCHOOL. IN JANUARY 1942, WHEN DINA WAS AN ART STUDENT IN PRAGUE, HER mor fOHANNA, WAS ONE OF , ‘GROWING UP IN CZECHOSLOVAKIA | DINA GOTTLIEBOVA WAS BORN IN 1925 IN BRNO. CZECHOSLOVAKIA AT, BEGAN, DRAWING--ON PAPER 34d ERY ee < ‘ | K oO i Wy Yi DEPORTATION BY THE NAZIS THERESENSTAC WAS A NAY TRANSIT Tene TenPonaauy othone SeNONe THEM TO PEATE Zales. NOP WANENG HEE MOTHER TO CO ALONE. PNA VOLUN TeERED TO ALCONPrAN HER AN ESTIMATED ONE MILLION FIVE AONDRED THOUSAND JEWS WERE MURDERED AT ALISCHWITZ BETWEEN 1941-1945. HE WAS THE UNOFFICIAL HEAD OF ONE OF THE CHILDRENS BARRACKS AT AUSCHWITZ THIS 15 SHE BARRACKS WHERE CHILDREN WERE HOUSED TEMPORARILY LINTIL IT WAS THER TIME TO BE GASSED TO DEATH. ~ SNOW WHITE IN AUSCHWITZ | | FREDDY HIRSCH WAS A Ih ZIONST YOUTH MOVEMENT Caper with THAT DINA HAD BEEN FRIENDLY IN TO INA KNOWING OF DINAS ARTISTIC ABILITY, FREDDY ASKED HER TO. PAINT A MURAL ON THE WALL OF THE BARRACKS TO CHEER LIP THE CHILDREN. SHE AGREED, ALTHOLIGH SHE EXPECTED SHE WOULD BE EXECUTED if THE GERMANS CAUGHT HER THIS WAS SOME TIME IN FEBRUARY 194i, USING PAINTS THAT WERE SMUGGLED FROM. VARIOUS SOURCES, ‘DINA SET TO WORK PAINTING A SCENE OF SNOW WHITE LOOKING OUT OVER THE SWIZ9 COUNTRYSIDE. ee it gow on ts re ae oemece fe Aiorioe aban Maetieess ee ee a pe Ste [OECTA Hie WHITE, THEY BEGAN CLAMORING FOR HER TO APD THE SEVEN DWARVES, AD WELL 42 VARIOUS FARM ANIMALS IN THE FIELDS, WHICH SHE DID. ‘ON FEBRUARY 22, 1944, ‘AND ORDERED HER TO GET INTO A JEEP, SHE BELIEVED SHE SHORTLY aPTeR THE muRaL| | WAS ABOUT TO BE KILLED. INSTEAD. SHE WAS TAKEN TO AN WAS FINISHED, AN 5 MAN AREA OF THE CAMP WHERE GYPSIES WERE HELD. CAME TO DINAS BARRACKS MENGELE HAD BEEN TAKING PHOTOGRAPHS OF SOME ‘OF THE 15, 000 GYPSY PRISONERS IN AUSCHWITZ, AS PART OF His EFFORT TO FIND SCIENTIFIC EVIDENCE THAT NON-ARVANS WERE GENETICALLY INFERIOR TO ARYANS. MENGELE WAS DISSATISFIED WITH THE QUALITY OF THE PHOTOGRAPHIC EQUIPMENT AVAILABLE TO Him THERE SHE MET THE NOTORIOUS WAR CRIMINAL, DR. JOSE MENGELE, WHO PERFORIED BARBARIC MEDICAL ‘EXPERIMENTS: ON ALISCHITZ, PRISONERS IN ORDER To BOLSTER NAZI RACIAL THEORIES. y AS HE BELIEVED IT FAILED TO CAPTURE ASPECTS OF THE GYPSIES SKIN TONES WHICH, HE CLAIMED, HELPED DEMONSTRATE THER o "RACIAL INFERIORITY. HE WANTED AN ARTIST TO PAINT PORTRAITS OF SOME (OF THEM, IN ORDER TO MORE ACCURATELY SS) corrtize THER — ‘SKIN TONES. rt TL WAS MENGELES CALM, CRUEL FACE THAT MANY OF THE JEWISH PRISONERS ENCOUNTERED WHEN THEY WERE FIRST HERDED THROUGH THE GATES OF AUSCHWITZ. WITH ONE FLICK OF HIS WRIST, He DECIDED THER FATE. To THe LEFT. STRAIGHT TO. THE GAS CHAMBERS. TO THE RIGHT- THE SLAVE LABOR BATTALIONS O8 MENGELES: HERE, MENGELE PERFORMED LNIMAGINASLE EXPERIMENTS ON PRISONERS, HOW AILICH PAIN COULD THEY ENDLIRE WITHOUT ANESTHESIA? HOW WOULD THEY REACT WHEN INTECTED WITH A VARIETY OF. ‘AS A CORONER WOULD A DEAD BODY. WHILE THEY LIVED) TO LEARN MORE ‘ABOUT THER PHYSIQUE THE GYPSY PRISONERS WERE KEPT ALIVE. TEMPORARILY, WHILE SEBS TANCES? HE SUDYECTED eNTICAL WENCELE wns To Vivigee TON ote ) (CUTTING Tien THEIR SKIN Fi eotor - ; odd, _s “ S oS 4 {oN Oy TV ; h \]) V/) _ cova us Recently Leagneo THAT HERE NOW MENGELE FELT PT THe Sews With WHOM Ste Hap BEEN Heneeve? Mantes, To. verorten FROM Potter crpsy Sen Tones. TTT TTL La FERESENS Tarr Pita ROULP BE GIVEN Were ScneDubeD WATERCOLORS, TO PANT TOBE AMONG PORTRATS AND SPARC. e "Wem, Wen ( tex Cre ’ Mere Ws) “| ‘Screnuiee S c.. 7 \\ro ex h GASBED he = otis (OES SOON ; g i > © \ Z | \) WAN | re — MENGELE AGREED! WMONING ALL HER COURAGE. OA FOLD THe “ANGEL OF DEATH SHE’ ON MARCH EIGHTH, FP T || |WoULe INSTEAD Comune suicIpe THe OTHERS FROM | UNLESS HER MOTHER WAS SPARED. FRAN TRAEPORT = | F || |onosee. i T ) piers as | ll M, MENGELE (2 BX | : yMestel OEE ver 4 = fAy t | a bree |