University of Minnesota
Center for Holocaust & Genocide Studies


  • Grace Graupe-Pillard :
  • Nowhere to Go - Rabbit

    Nowhere to Go - Rabbit


    Nowhere To Go - Rabbit, Pastels/cut out canvas, 79" x 69",1990

    A realistic image of a rabbit "...sprawls like a map of Lebensraurn come alive on its hapless victims..."(R. Mahoney, Catalogue Essay, 1993). I chose the rabbit because there are many symbols attached to it: rampant proliferation, subject of medical experiments, as well as victim of mass extermination. My father said it reminded him of the Albrecht Durer watercolor, so maybe the rabbit is a metaphor for the best and worst of Germany.