1930s Niedersachsen: Hansel and Gretel with Scared Eyes

Every time had their very own Hansel and Gretel faces. Even before the beginning of the Second World War the German 1930s were overshadowed by Hitler’s seizure of power (1933) with all its results. Most of the skeptical people were afraid to tell their views. For artists it was safe to show the fear on Hansel and Gretel’s faces – it was only the witch, right? I wish I could ask the artist behind these eyes! Hand-painted on wood.

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