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Portrait of a young boy who did not survive drawn postwar by his mother

Object | Accession Number: 1989.318.1.1

Expressive portrait sketch of 4 year Robert Michael (Bobus) Gurdus drawn by his mother Luba in 1977. Bobos and his parents, Luba and Jacob, were confined to the Warsaw Ghetto in fall 1939 following the occupation of Poland by Nazi Germany that September. By December 1941, Luba and Bobos had gone to Brody Male near Lublin, and then to Zwierzyniec. Bobos died of diphtheria on September 12, 1942. Luba was later sent to Majdanek concentration camp. She survived and emigrated to Palestine in 1946.

Artwork Title
My son, Bobus, at the Age of Four
Date
1977  (creation)
Geography
creation : New York (N.Y.)
Language
English
Classification
Art
Category
Drawings
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Luba Krugman Gurdus, In memory of Robert Michael Gurdus (1938-1942)
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Record last modified: 2018-03-19 09:16:43
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