- Galiani (Germany)
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About the book
Organ Man tells of the miraculous rebirth of an artist destroyed by Hitler: Felix Nussbaum. If his life in exile from 1933 onwards was difficult, at the end of the war it was burned to the ground. Like his wife Felka Platek, Nussbaum did not return from the last transport to the East from the Dossin Barracks in Mechelen.
Nothing was left of his paintings or the great fame he enjoyed in Berlin between the wars. And yet half a century later his native city of Osnabrück has built a museum for him and today he is regarded as one of the most important Jewish painters of the twentieth century.
How this wandering organ man managed to find an echo after all is an extraordinary and exciting element of the history of the Low Countries that has waited until now to be told.