University of Minnesota
Center for Holocaust & Genocide Studies


  • Grace Graupe-Pillard :
  • Nowhere to Go - Buried Rights

    Nowhere to Go - Buried Rights

    buried rights

    Nowhere To Go - Buried Rights, Pastels/cutout canvas, 79" x 70",1991

    I use a symbol of civilization, an Etruscan urn, to address the question, How could such an atrocity happen in the center of civilized Europe? An answer to a letter of inquiry,(collaged unto the artwork) which my father wrote concerning the whereabouts of his parents stated: "Persons more than 50 years of age did not return".
    "...This official response, with its impersonal chill, adds the dryness of bureaucracy to the crime of past barbarism..." (R. Mahoney, Catalogue Essay, 1993)