SPITZER Walter

Born in 1927 in Cieszyn, Poland. During the Second World War, he was a prisoner of the concentra-tion camp of Auschwitz, GrossRosen and Buchenwald, from which he survived among other thanks to his artistic talent. In 1945, he settled in Paris, where he studied at the Fine Arts Academy. In his works, we often find the theme of the camps and war. He is also a scenographer for the theatre, and author of the famous monument commemorating the Vel’d’Hiv roundup at the Square of the Jewish Martyrs’ Place of the Vélodrome d’Hiver (Paris 15th arrondissement).