Murals depicting the Simpsons cartoon family as Holocaust victims have appeared in Milan on the walls of the Holocaust Memorial at the city’s central train station.
The murals, by artist aleXsandro Palombo, were installed to mark Holocaust Remembrance Day on January 27, according to the UK Jewish News.
They depict the famous cartoon family before and after their deportation to a concentration camp.
In the “before” mural, the family is pictured prior their deportation wearing coats of the style from the era with the yellow Star of David badges Jews were forced to wear during the Holocaust.
In the “after” mural, the Simpsons are shown severely emaciated and wearing striped concentration camp uniforms.
“These works are a visual stumble that allows us to see what we no longer see. The most terrible things can become reality and art has the duty to remember them because it is a powerful antidote against oblivion,” Palombo said, according to the news outlet.
“The horror of the Jewish genocide must be transmitted without filters to the new generations to protect humanity from other horrors such as the Shoah.”
Between December 1943 and January 1945, Jews from the Italian Jewish community were deported from Milan’s central station to multiple concentration camps, including Auschwitz-Birkenau, Ravensbrück, Bergen-Belsen, Mauthausen, Flossenbürg, Bolzano and Fossoli.