Viski Janos, sporting artist oil paintings
Topic: Janos Viski
For a while now we have been researching and posting information on this famous Hungarian artist that is Janos Viski. Just recently, while we kept on researching on the matter we came across this information regarding our artist and a situation during the Second World War, when the Nazis confiscated nearly a train full of valuable art, jewelry, silver and china –among the many other objects-… We wanted to share with our readers this information and a brief article we wrote on those events.
It’s strange how things go chaining up… for after researching the history and art done by Viski we came across such interesting and strange story…
The Gold Train from Hungary.
During the Second World War not only the world assisted to our history as
humanity's most outrageous genocide but also, the Nazi-fascist regime
perpetrated the hugest theft ever. When sending innocent human beings to
concentration camps and Ghettos, the Nazis took not only millions of peoples
lives, dreams, projects, but also all their belongings. Indeed all sort of
material property seems value-less when we put it side by side to the fact
that over 6,000,000 human beings were asphyxiated with poisoned gas. Each
and every life is unique, there's no price that can be set upon it without
under- pricing it. not all the money in the world could purchase the
potentiality each individual has within to be, to BE in all aspects of life.
Those who price the human potentiality are others, some cold soul individual
that assets someone else's life as a merchandize, an object. This said, it's
important that we don't approach this matter from a somewhat naive
perspective. The holocaust had strong economic foundations linked to the
immense hatred that filled those people's hearts. The final solution, the
need of asphyxiating millions of men, women, children -Jews, Gypsies, gays,
communists, etc- had a solid economic stepping stone, gas was cheaper than
bullets, it was a "cleaner process". it's all very clearly explained in the
Nazi documents. This human aberration was never an outbreak, it was a
carefully orchestrated plan triggered by money and hatred.
Even clearer is this matter if we take in consideration the fact that all
prisoners were forced to work without a wage, slavery -in all its forms and
shapes- was one of the main production incomes during this totalitarian
regime. And in this same line we can understand the existence of what was
known as the Gold Train that took place in Hungary, though it could have
occurred in any other location. Packed inside 29 boxcars were valuable
family heirlooms of Hungarian Jewry, such as art, gold jewelry, diamonds,
coins and currency, silverware, fine china, porcelain and religious items
made of precious silver and gold, including kiddush cups, esrog and spice
boxes, ritual handwashing cups, and Havdoloh holders.
During the war there were countless of forced confiscations. The stolen
goods were taken over by some Nazi hierarchy. at this point, their
tremendous hatred towards Judaism and those who practiced this religion was
left aside, they appropriated their wealth, hung their fine art in the
living rooms of the houses they had confiscated from the most prominent Jews
of each city, dined with their china, used their jewelry.
They aimed to repeat this tactic regarding the Gold Train. However,
When the train headed from Budapest to Hallein, Austria, finishing the
journey on March 30, 1945, the war was soon to be over, and no one was to
spend time guarding a train in stead of saving their lives. Then the train
was put into custody of the United States. and soon another story was to
begin. According to the information available online on the matter we have
found that there's a lawsuit taking place. According to the information at
http://www.cuneolaw.com/current/amended_goldtrain.html the US Army would
have taken over the property of the train and never return it to its
rightful owners, even more, it seems it was appropriated by some people of
the US hierarchy. These valuable items, among which we have certain notice
that there were some outstanding paintings of Janos Viski the gifted
Hungarian artist, that in recent times have raised popularity.Email Bob Frassinetti. The Buenos Aires Art Dealer,Argentina.
Bob Frassinetti. Copyright 2005. Roberto Dario Frassinetti.
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