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Watercolor portrait with frame of a Polish resistance member recovered by her family

Object | Accession Number: 2014.451.2 a-d

Watercolor portrait of Janina Zyzniewska preserved by her son Wieslaw and her mother Wilhemina Jezierska. The Zyzniewskis were a Catholic family from Lodz, Poland, who were active in the resistance organized to oppose the German occupation. Wieslaw and his mother Janina were arrested by the Gestapo in February 1942 for their political activities and sent to Radogoszcz prison. In October 1942, they were sent to Auschwitz concentration camp, where Janina died in January 1943. Wieslaw was sent to Buchenwald in March 1943 where he was liberated by the US Army in April 1945.

Artwork Title
Portrait of Janina Zyzniewska
Date
after 1945 May  (recovered)
Geography
creation : Lodz (Poland)
Classification
Art
Category
Paintings
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of the Estate of Wesley Zineski
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Record last modified: 2018-10-24 14:05:38
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