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Nicholl Collection

As a Sudenten German Jew, Helen was originally sent to Terezin Concentration Camp on the outskirts of Prague in 1942 before being transferred to Auschwitz in 1944. Helen survived the death march from Auschwitz after the camp was evacuated due to the advance of the Soviet Army in January 1945.

After the Second World War, Helen settled in Belfast where she worked as a choreographer and her experiences are recorded in her autobiography, A Time to Speak.

Nicholl knew Helen personally and has undertook her journey from Terezin to Auschwitz and has produced a number of exhibitions dedicated to her including, My Name is Might Have Been at the Northern Ireland War Memorial in 2017.

All the paintings have the names of various concentration camps and death camps printed on them using lead type face. Below is a selection of the pieces from the collection.

Nicholl Collection (NIWM 2019:2410.19)

Nicholl Collection (NIWM 2019:2410.08)

Nicholl Collection (NIWM 2019:2410.39)

Nicholl Collection (NIWM 2019:2410.22)

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