It is finished
In this panel there is a declaration. The head facing forward is serious and intentional. The hands are covering the nail heads. He has brought to completion his purpose, his work.
The word “complete” for the Jewish people was their complete destruction. Before the war over fifty percent of European Jews lived in Poland. They had known deeply their roots in that geographical space for almost nine hundred years. Six years of war brought their connection to these roots to a complete destruction. It would never be as it had been. In response to this word, the figure representing the Holocaust is covering his face, he is losing his identity. With his other hand he is holding it in the air as if to give direction but there is none. All his past, his present, and his future has been completely taken away.