Saturday, August 1, 2009
Ms Dina Babbitt died on Wed. 7/30/2009 at the age of 86. Her water colors of the Roma/Sinti in Auschwitz were never returned to her though that was her lifelong goal.
There is irony in the fact that Ms. Babbitt died just before the International Day of Remembrance of the Roma/Sinti victims of the Devouring. Ms. Babbitt, as a Jewish inmate at Auschwitz, painted the portraits of Roma/Sinti inmates of the camp. All died at Auschwitz, many on August 2, 1944,
For more information about Ms. Babbitt please check out other entries on this blog.
We Roma/Sinti at Lolo Diklo deeply mourn the loss of Ms. Babbitt and the refusal of the Auschwitz Museum to return her paintings to her. She was a firm and ardent advocate for the Roma/Sinti victims of the Nazis her entire adult life.
The refusal of the Museum to return her watercolors to her has raised many serious issues. Please look into this case. It is troubling.
Posted by Morgan at 4:42 PM