History: What’s the story behind this painting of Jerusalem?

It’s no secret that Glenn has some amazing historical artifacts, many of them just laying around somewhere in the studio. Today on radio, he opened up his safe and pulled out one of the more interesting pieces: a painting of Jerusalem that was done by a prisoner in Auschwitz.

“This is a painting of Jerusalem,” Glenn said. “To show you the paranoia. There are three Jews here huddled together and there is a guy over here and he’s kind of peering at them.”

“It was painted by memory and it was painted by a prisoner in Auschwitz. And it’s signed by with his number.”

“What’s so amazing is this was a happy painting for this person. They remembered Jerusalem” Glenn said. “It’s intriguing that even in the painting there is a guy over here watching the Jews.”

Glenn will continue to unveil some of the pieces of history from his collection and the collection of other historians, some of which will, hopefully, find a home in a library and museum that Glenn has planned to build one day.

  • http://www.artinphoenix.com/gallery/grimm snowleopard (cat folk gallery)

    Jerusalem to them represented the promises and hope of intervention by God even in the midst of the Holocaust, a nightmare beyond comprehension. 

    How many of us will have the courage to call upon God and keep holding onto the promise of a better time to come even when the world seems to have gone mad? How many of us will still be singing God’s and Lord Jesus praises and thanks even if we are called upon by them to go into the night for their purposes on earth?

    The painting means to me an eternal hope held onto by faith in what will come, even in the face of evil beyond compare.

  • http://www.artinphoenix.com/gallery/grimm snowleopard (cat folk gallery)

    Learn the lesson well people – walk the journey of ours on earth with firm reliance upon God by faith and grace. Even in the worst time, hope and faith will see us through.

  • Anonymous

    I am a big fan of Alexander Solzhenitsyn and his writings on the Gulag Archipelago.  In his writings he describes Russian political prisoners’ experiences being held on a cell without any books or writing material.  They constructed stanzas of poems and stories and remember the lines only by tapping their fingers a certain amount of times.  When they got out of prison they tapped their fingers on a table and wrote their works.  Amazing the skills we as humans can develop out of desperation and confinement.

    • Draxx

      One of the Iranian Embassy Hostages liked to play Tennis, and knew the playing styles of the best players of that time.  To pass the time he would imagine himself playing against them, and anticipating their moves/actions.  After he was freed he went on to practice and play in tournaments, after three years he actually made it to Wimbledon and played against the greats of the sport.  He didn’t take a title but the fact that his mind conditioned his reflexes was phenominal, and he said that if he was never a prisoner/hostage, then he would have never pursued playing against the greatest.  But, he also realized that life is short and to do the things in life you enjoy…

      • Anonymous

        That’s pretty cool.  Thank you for telling me about that :)

  • http://youtu.be/R7MC2wu49Cw Sam Fisher

    Never forget the holocaust. 

  • landofaahs

    Why is it that so many Jews want to disarm honest Americans when the history shows that it always leads to slavery and death?  Cass Sunstein, Mayor Bloomerg, Rahm Emanuel, Dianne Feinstein and the list goes on and on.  Why is it that the Jewish population who compirses about 4% of the population can dictate to the 96%?
    For all of you blacks, I would ask you this; Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton said obama was not down for the struggle back when he was running against Hillary.  What happened to change their mind?  Remember that obama is half KENYAN black and half Ameircan WHITE.  Obama has no connection to slavery in America except through his white mother who has connections to slavery only because they were “SLAVE HOLDERS”.   I can only assume that since obama has so little black influence in the cabinet is because he is dancing to a different tune than those of his black voter base.  U BEN HAD.

    • Elena

      I would hardly call Obama a Jew.

      • landofaahs

        Neither would I but he chose many Jews as advisors. Cass,Rahm, not to mention Soros. Frankly, I the only true Jews are those who profess Christ as their Savior. That is in my humble opinion. Feel free to agree or disagree.

        • Anonymous

          wow–the only “true Jews are those who profess Christ as their Savior”. Of course, that would make them a Christian right? And a de facto renounciation of their Judaism right? I’ll check in with my Conservative and Orthodox colleagues on this question. i doubt that they would agree with your assessment. They will be quite pleased to know that you have renounced their heritage and beliefs.

          • landofaahs

            A true Jew would see and believe Jesus was and is the Messiah spoken of in the prophets or as we commonly call the Old Testament. If you don’t believe it, that’s your right. Just never say that you were not told.

  • landofaahs

    “HISTORY” …Means “His Story”.  ‘Tis all about Christ..End of story.

  • Anonymous

    I admire Beck for having the courage to hold up this painting.
    He comments in the past have proven he is Anti-Semitic, but I guess his followers have forgiven him for this horrible fact.

    • Anonymous

      Beck’s comments in the past have NEVER proven he is anti-Semitic.  Quite the opposite in DOCUMENTED fact, lol.  You have apparently not been paying much attention to him if you make such an ignorant comment.

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