Art: Strength Through Sorrow

In the "Northeast Quarter" of Berlin, where tenements are tall and rations short, a worn old woman last year passed her 70th birthday in public oblivion. Ten years before, as one of the most powerful living woman artists, she had been honored with a big retrospective exhibition. Five years before, she had been director of the Graphic Arts department of the Berlin Academy. But the canons of Nazi art were such that, though she continued to work, Kathe Kollwitz had no more exhibitions in Germany after 1933.

Last week a rumor of Kathe Kollwitz' arrest...

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