Imagining the unthinkable: scenes of murder
A group of drawings should be highlighted, where Beļcova depicts scenes of mass shooting of Jews – people undressing on the side of the pit; soldiers shooting victims in the back; a child trying to escape the soldiers; a soldier who takes children away from women.
Beļcova herself could not see the shooting, but she probably heard something from the stories of others.
In the summer of 1943, Beļcova went to Liepāja to visit her daughter Tatjana, who worked there, and Beļcova stayed in Kurzeme until the end of the war. It is possible that she learned there something about the killing of Liepāja Jews at the end of 1941.