“(…) in November 1940, the gypsy camp Lackenbach was built in Burgenland. We Gypsies were mistreated and persecuted from 1940 to 1945 – and we are still suffering from it 50 years later. My sister Kathi and my uncle Lulo, my aunt Mala with children and all my relatives cried many tears in the Lackenbach camp, suffering misery, beatings and hunger. In this small Austrian village, whose name will never be forgotten, many Roma and Sinti are buried under the meadow and under trees”. (Karl Stojka)
Library, Level 3, East
Karl Stojka: Lackenbach, 1990
Oil on canvas
99 x 99 cm
Purchased by members of the university
Karl Stojka (1931-2003) came from a Lovara-Roma family in Wampersdorf, Burgenland. He lived in Austria and in the USA after the Second World War. In 1985 he started painting as an autodidact. Exhibitions with over eighty paintings were shown in Japan, the USA and in Europe. Today the Stojka family is one of the most famous artist families in Austria.