Exhibition 236 – Land(es)capes from the 20th Convoy

Article publié le 7 February 2023

Until 14 August 2023 in the Jewish Museum of Belgium

On 19 April 1943, the 20th convoy left the transit camp of Mechelen to deport 1,631 Jews to Auschwitz. Resistance actions from both inside and outside the wagons saved 236 of these deportees, who were thus able to jump from the train that was destined for extermination. The contemporary Belgian artist Jo Struyven presents his photographs of landscapes along this escape route. Two paintings by the Belgian painter Luc Tuymans evoke the massacre of Jews and Roma during the Holocaust. These presentations allow us to pursue the question of the place of artistic representation of such tragedies.