Art: From Hell to Holocaust

In the spring of 1932, the Art Students League of Manhattan sent a cable to Berlin Artist George Grosz, asking if he would consider a teaching post. The cable came just in time. In brilliant and merciless drawings, Grosz had been attacking German society since 1912; Hitler was one of his victims as early as 1923. Grosz knew he was in danger: he even had a dream in which a friend pleaded with him, "Why don't you go to America?" Grosz accepted the invitation and in time became a U.S. citizen.

"A definite power wanted to save me from annihilation," he wrote...

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