Alice Cahana – Werner Erhard Interviews World Renowned Artist who Celebrates Life Inside of the Holocaust Experience

Alice Lok Cahana (born 1929, in Budapest, Hungary) is an Hungarian Holocaust survivor.  She was a teenage inmate in the Auschwitz-Birkenau, Guben and Bergen-Belsen camps. She is most well known for her writings and abstract paintings about the Holocaust. Much of her work is a tribute to Swedish diplomat Raoul Wallenberg, who saved her father during the war.

Cahana is an abstract painter.  In 2006, her piece “No Names” was added to the Vatican Museum’s Collection of Modern Religious Art and since then is on permanent display at the museum in Rome, Italy. Her work appears in multiple prestigious museum collections around the world including Yad Vashem in Jerusalem and The United Stated Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington D.C.

This interview took place on August 20, 1988.