About Richard Hollis
Selected Work

Auschwitz and East London


An exhibition organised by an ad hoc East London committee chaired by the Bishop of Stepney.

The hope was to raise awareness of East London’s connections with racism of the past – living in the area were survivors of Auschwitz, as well as witnesses of British fascism in the 1930s and those now subject to racist attacks – Bengali, Jewish and black residents.

The example of Auschwitz was used as a warning of the dangers of racist propaganda: “Take care not to arouse the beast in man, for it will stop at nothing.”

Client: Tower Hamlets Arts Project
Date: 1983
Category: Public institutions

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