Moissey Kogan (Born in 1879 in Orhei, Moldavia – Died in 1943 in Auschwitz, Germany)
Important representative of neo-classicist sculpture, Moissey Kogan lived in Germany, France, Switzerland and in the Netherland. If he initially concentrated on medals, plaques, embroidered works, woodcuts and drawings, he shifted his attention to work on pure sculpture and created works and reliefs in terracotta and in bronze. He visited the Monte Verita in Ascona (Switzerland) and in line with its ideology, Moissey Kogan finely executed idealised and archaic form of nude figures. After the Nazis’ seizure of power, his works were all removed from German museums. On February 7th 1943, he was deported to the Auschwitz camp where he was killed.