German-Italian artist honors Holocaust survivors in Kansas City

Jul 29, 2019 626

A German-Italian artist is in Kansas City photographing Holocaust survivors. Luigi Toscano started on a mission to fight anti-Semitism and racism about four years ago. So far, he’s photographed about 400 people, documenting their stories and showing them in public displays all around the world. He says he continues to be inspired by them.

Toscano said one woman’s story in particular sticks out to him. He photographed her in Ukraine. Her parents were killed on the spot in Auschwitz, and she endured years of human experimentation and torture at the hands of Dr. Josef Mengele, the Nazi known as the Angel of Death. Toscano says she survived and went on to become a successful doctor.

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