Heimatlos 1945, 2014

These original paintings are based on the experience of my grandparents, who had to leave their home in Silesia (nowadays Poland) because of the advancing Red Army in the east at the end of the 2nd World War. They were children during the flight and expulsion.  In January 1945 a hasty unorganised flight of 12 million Germans left East Prussia, Silesia and Sudetenland. The paintings give you an image of the atmosphere of this flight and the personal memories of my grandparents from 1944 up till 1947. 

'Heimatlos' was exhibited in the care center Cederhof and in the City Hall of Kapelle.