I feel that more of Charlotte’s story needs to be told. So bear with me as I double dip this week.
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Genre: Historical Fiction
Word Count: 100
WITH DREAM AWAKENED EYES
Following her grandparents’ deaths, a doctor suggested Charlotte take up painting to ease her depression. She lost herself in gouache. Every day her paintbrushes illustrated her life story. Humming, she rendered herself as a child waiting for her angel mother to return from heaven. Sketching by the sea. The Wehrmacht marching through the streets.
“I become them all,” she said. “I travel their paths. No power on earth can stop me.”
One night, she handed Dr. Moridis her hundreds of masterpieces. “Keep these safe, they are my whole life.”
Months later Charlotte Salomon and her unborn child perished in Auschwitz.