Immediately after the war Alfred went to the liberated Bergen-Belsen death camp with a Zionist youth group that naively thought they could help relocate survivors. They found emaciated ex-prisoners and skeletal bodies piled one on top of the other of prisoners who had not survived. These memories of scenes witnessed first hand, and the stories he knew about the Holocaust, haunted Alfred throughout his life, and informed a series of Holocaust-themed paintings spanning several decades.
Skondovitch's family feel it's important that these paintings be seen by as many as possible to serve as a reminder of the horrors resulting from unchecked intolerance.
"I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn't say any other way--things I had no words for."