Doris Clare Zinkeisen was one of very few women artists during World War 2. In this painting labeled human laundry you view soldiers, and civilian prisoners of war taken by the German Army. The doctors and nurses taking care of the emaciated, and close to death patients, are German. The German medical staff was forced to administer medical treatment to these survivors of a concentration camp after it’s liberation by allied forces. The severity and large numbers of the dead and dying were un-believable, ranging to almost 100 thousand. With such large numbers of dead and dying, it is safe to say that these people had no choice but to be treated like human laundry. Laundry is cleaned washed and thrown away or tossed to the side to make room for the next load.