Yehuda Bacon was born into an Orthodox Jewish family in the former Czechoslovakia on 28 July 1929. In 1942, at the age of thirteen, he was deported with his family to Theresienstadt concentration camp, where he studied with the artists Otto Ungar, Bedřich Fritta and Leo Haas, and then to Auschwitz in 1943. His father was murdered in 1944 and in 1945 he was sent on a death march, but survived and was liberated on 5 May 1945. After the war he settled in Palestine until 1951, studying at the Bezalel School of Arts and Design. Following a year in London at the Central School, he travelled and studied in Italy and the United States. His teaching career began in Jerusalem in 1951 at the Brandeis School and in 1959 he returned to the Bezalel School as a member of staff. In 1961 he attended the trial of Eichmann and sketched the proceedings. He has exhibited widely including at Ben Uri Gallery in 1957, as well as in Jerusalem, Prague, Helsinki, Germany and the USA and Germany. His work is held by collections including the Ben Uri Collection, as well as at Yad Vashem, the British Museum, the Imperial War Museum and the Victoria and Albert Museum. Yehuda Bacon lives in Jerusalem.