Moissey Kogan – 140 years old today!

Moissey Kogan - 140 years old today!   To mark Moissey Kogan's 140th birthday today, I have been sharing work by him on Twitter. I have a lot of followers who are interested in his life and career. I wanted to showcase his work in the very many media that he employed and the range … Continue reading Moissey Kogan – 140 years old today!

On the edge of the abyss

To mark the 80th anniversary of Kristallnacht or Reichspogromnacht, I'm publishing here my translation of a passage from Sonja Gaze's autobiography, Die barfüßige Tänzerin [The bare-foot dancer]. Sonja Gaze was the married name of the Expressionist dancer and fashion model, Senta (Sonja) Kogan, Moissey Kogan's niece, to whom he was very close. Moissey Kogan had … Continue reading On the edge of the abyss

Work by Moissey Kogan to be featured in Berlin exhibition

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Frauentorso (Torso of a Woman), bronze, h. 34.7 cm, 1927, Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg From 29 June 2018, the Kunsthaus Dahlem in Berlin will host an exhibition, Was war Europa (What was Europe), which will seek to partially recreate a major post-war exhibition, Werke europäischer Plastik, held in 1950 at the Haus der … Continue reading Work by Moissey Kogan to be featured in Berlin exhibition

News today from Auschwitz

Today I received an e-mail from the Bureau for Former Prisoners at the Archive State Museum Auschwitz-Birkenau. In response to my request for information about whether it was possible to determine precisely when Moissey Kogan was killed at Auschwitz, they kindly wrote to inform me that, as I suspected, "during the evacuation and liquidation of … Continue reading News today from Auschwitz

Launch of website to mark 75th anniversary of Moissey Kogan’s death at Auschwitz

This website and blog are being launched today to mark what is presumed to be the 75th anniversary of École de Paris sculptor, Moissey Kogan's death at Auschwitz in German-occupied Poland on 13 February 1943. Kogan was one of 998 prisoners (no. 290) on convoi 47 from Drancy transit camp. It left the station at Drancy-Bobigny, Paris, … Continue reading Launch of website to mark 75th anniversary of Moissey Kogan’s death at Auschwitz

A brief note on orthography

As a result of orthographic transcription from the Russian, Moissey Kogan’s first name appears in the primary and secondary sources in many variant forms. His surname is almost exclusively spelt Kogan, occasionally Cogan. The choice of spelling for his first name appears to depend either on the conventions of the country concerned or on personal preference. Variants include Moissey, Moïse, … Continue reading A brief note on orthography

Ceremony to mark 75th anniversary of departure of convoi 47

75th anniversary of the departure of convoi 47 from Drancy-Bobigny Paris to Auschwitz A ceremony is being held today at 12 noon (CET) at Mémorial de la Shoah, Paris, to mark the 75th anniversary of the departure of convoi 47 from Drancy-Bobigny station on its 2-day journey to the death camp at Auschwitz in German-occupied Poland. … Continue reading Ceremony to mark 75th anniversary of departure of convoi 47