11.08.2014. When he arrived at Auschwitz on the second of August 1944,
Felix Nussbaum was given the number B-3594. This means that Felix
Nussbaum survived not only the selection ramp but also, at least, the
20th September 1944; the reason being that on that day he was admitted
to the hospital ward (health post) of the Auschwitz main camp. These are
the results of researches conducted by Neue Osnabrücker Zeitung, who
published these new findings on the second of August, the supposed press
spokesman date of Felix Nussbaum’s death.
Unlike any other artist of the first half of the century, the painter Felix Nussbaum, born in Osnabrück in 1904 and murdered at Auschwitz in 1944, recorded the experiences of the decades following the First World War in his paintings and reflected upon them as part of his own situation, which the artist, as a Jew, was pushed into by the racist ideology of national-socialist Germany.
Osnabrück’s ''Felix Nussbaum collection'' dates back to the year 1970. Its existence is due to the great dedication of Augustes Moses-Nussbaum, Felix Nussbaum’s cousin. She campaigned for the pictures that had remained in Brussels to be located and legally awarded to their rightful owners and for the bequest of more than 100 pictures to come to Osnabrück, the birthplace of Felix Nussbaum.
On 6 May 2011 the Felix Nussbaum Haus and the Cultural History Museum Osnabrück opened their doors again after almost a year of reconstruction. The new extension creates a joint entrance area for both buildings and gives the museum a new face.
The internationally renowned architect and urban planner Daniel Libeskind has introduced a new critical discourse and a multidisciplinary approach to architecture. His creations range from large cultural establishments, such as museums and concert halls, to landscape and urban planning and the design of stage settings, installations and exhibitions.
catalogue raisonné presents the complete paintings, drawings and casual works by the artist Felix Nussbaum from 1919 to 1944. In addition to coloured illustrations of all of the works, the database offers detailed information on the individual works and on the complete collection of the artist.
Osnabrück Cultural History Museum and Felix Nussbaum Haus
Lotter Straße 2
Telephone: +49 (0)541-323-2207 or
Fax: +49 (0)541-323-2739