David Olére was a professional painter in France before being deported to
Auschwitz-Birkenau. He was forced to work in the Sonderkommando to help the SS-men
illustrate postcards and furthermore worked as a translator. These skills made him so
valuable, that he avoided being executed when the Sonderkommando was to be replaced, which
happened every 3-4 months. He is one of very few to have survived the Sonderkommando.
David Olére painted this picture in 1946
David Olére; The Eyes of a Witness, p. 51