Moshe Rynecki was born in 1881 in Miedzyrecze, a small town East of Warsaw. Early in the Second World War Rynecki was forced into the Warsaw Ghetto. Although he had little access to painting materials in the Ghetto, he did continue to paint. Only three paintings from this period of his life survived the Holocaust: "In the Shelter," "Forced Labor," and "Refugees." In early 1943 Moshe was deported to Majdanek. He died there, in the concentration camp.
Roman Kramsztyk (1885-1942) Old Jew with Children. This drawing was made in the Warsaw ghetto. Kramsztyk was murdered by the Nazis in 1942.
Yitzhok Brauner (1887-1944) Self-Portrait. Brauner was a painter in the Lódz ghetto in 1943. The artist is standing in the foreground of the picture.