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Sieg Maandag

Leven en kunst na Bergen-Belsen / Life and art in the aftermath of Bergen-Belsen


This book focuses on the paintings and ceramics of Sieg Maandag.

Author(s): Dawn Skorczewski, Karen Maandag-Ralph, Sieg Maandag
Appeared on: 15 mei 2020
Language: Nederlands- en Engelstalig
Pages: 176
Size: 230 x 280 mm
Edition: paperback met flappen
ISBN: 9789462263734
Year: 2020
Publisher: Lecturis
Design: Lecturis / Marc Koppen

Sieg Maandag (1937-2013) was seven years old when he was released from the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp. His father was killed there, his mother survived camp Beendorf and was reunited with him. A photo of Sieg walking along a row of bodies in liberated Bergen-Belsen on 9 May 1945 shocked the world when it appeared in Life magazine.

Sieg’s family were diamond dealers. After the war he lives a rich life. He learns the craft of diamond, travels the world, falls in love, sings in night clubs, paints hundreds of paintings and makes ceramics. He also becomes a father and joins an ashram, a Hindu community.

This book focuses on the paintings and ceramics of Sieg Maandag. His work cannot be viewed separately from his trauma of Bergen-Belsen. Maandag’s art is troubled and beneficial at the same time. Like all good art, the paintings and ceramics make a deep impression on the viewer who is unfamiliar with the background of the maker.

Sieg Maandag has often commented on his own work and his comments are included in the book. That makes this monograph an unique document.

Additional information

Weight 1053 g