Uprising of the beaten I
z042 aufstand der geschlagenen I
Akefeh von Koerber: Uprising of the beaten Large-format charcoal drawing, left part of a triptych, 1946
Charcoal drawing: Revolt of the beaten II
z043 kohlezeichnung aufstand der geschlagenen ii
Charcoal drawing: Revolt of the beaten II
Pencil drawing for Uprising of the Beaten II
z014 bleistiftzeichnung zu aufstand der geschlagenen ii
Pencil drawing for Uprising of the Beaten II
Charcoal drawing: Revolt of the beaten III
z044 kohlezeichnung aufstand der geschlagenen iii
Charcoal drawing: Revolt of the beaten III
Akefeh von Koerber: Singing concentration camp prisoners
z024 singende kz haeftlinge
Akefeh von Koerber: Singing concentration camp prisoners
Charcoal drawing: Woman giving birth
z058 kohlezeichnung die gebaerende
Charcoal drawing: Woman giving birth
Charcoal drawing: Exhaustion after the escape
z006 kohlezeichnung erschoepfung nach der flucht
Charcoal drawing: Exhaustion after the escape
Charcoal drawing: Refugee mother with dead child
z012 kohlezeichnung fluechtlingsmutter mit totem kind
Charcoal drawing: Refugee mother with dead child
Charcoal drawing: Mother with child fleeing II
z019 kohlezeichnung mutter mit kind auf der flucht II
Charcoal drawing: Mother with child fleeing II
Charcoal drawing: Mother with child fleeing I
z018 kohlezeichnung mutter mit kind auf der flucht I
Charcoal drawing: Mother with child fleeing I
Charcoal drawing: Hope for help
z016 kohlezeichnung hoffnung auf hilfe
Charcoal drawing: Hope for help
Charcoal drawing: Man with horse
z010 kohlezeichnung mann mit pferd
Charcoal drawing: Man with horse
Charcoal drawing: Sitting woman
z056 kohlezeichnung sitzende
Charcoal drawing: Sitting woman
Charcoal drawing: Portrait of Mrs. Naum
z011 kohlezeichnung portrait frau naum
Charcoal drawing: Portrait of Mrs. Naum
Charcoal drawing: Pensiveness
z015 kohlezeichnung nachdenklichkeit
Charcoal drawing: Pensiveness
Charcoal drawing: Two blind nuns after a bomb attack
z005 kohlezeichnung zwei nonnen nach bombenangriff
Charcoal drawing: Two blind nuns after a bomb attack
Charcoal drawing: Dying
z017 kohlezeichnung sterbende
Charcoal drawing: Dying

During the Second World War, which she experienced in Germany from 1941 until the end, Akefeh Monchi-Zadeh discovered the technique of charcoal drawings, which she found particularly suitable for artistically processing the events and experiences she experienced. Everything that stood in such stark contrast to the mostly idyllic but always colourful world of Persian miniature needed powerful painting technique and large formats. The horror, the horrors, the nights of bombing, which she spent partly in the protective bunker, partly in the attic where she threw phosphorus bombs on the street, but also the hope of a common departure for a new, peaceful world inspired her paintings.
She often worked on miniatures and large formats in parallel. The contrast between the two forms of work accompanied her from now on throughout her life. She was never attached to special techniques, but to the content, which demanded suitable forms of expression.