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Color drawing of a bust of a general created by a Jewish refugee boy in a children's home

Object | Accession Number: 1996.31.1

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    Brief Narrative
    Drawing created by Hans Ament, a young Jewish refugee, in an OSE-affiliated children's home in Izieu, France, from which he was later deported.
    Artwork Title
    Le general Edouard de Colberg
    creation:  approximately 1943-1944
    creation: Izieu (France)
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Alfred Ament
    Recto: lower right corner, "JEANNOT", in pen
    Artist: Hans Ament
    Hans Ament was the son of Max Ament, born June 28, 1895, in Sanok, Poland, and Ernestina Reisz Ament, born September 29, 1902, in Budapest. The family left Austria for Belgium in 1939, planning to emigrate to America. A U.S. visa was issued to Hans on March 22, 1940, in Antwerp, but before he was able to leave, the Germans invaded Belgium and his family was forced to flee instead to France. Max Ament was deported on March 4, 1943, in convoy number fifty from Drancy, and was murdered at either Sobibor or Maidanek. On March 23, 1943, Ernestina Ament entered the sanatorium L'Esperance in Hauteville, several dozen kilometers from the home at Izieu, suffering from tuberculosis; she died on August 7, 1944. Hans Ament was deported on May 30, 1944, in convoy number seventy-five. His brother, Alfred, older by six years, was smuggled by OSE into Switzerland. He lives today in the United States.

    Physical Details

    Children's art
    Physical Description
    Image of a male bust in 19th century military uniform superimposed over a building or wall; drawing decorated with French flags.
    overall: Height: 6.750 inches (17.145 cm) | Width: 8.875 inches (22.543 cm)
    overall : paper, colored pencil, ink
    front, upper left corner, ink : Le general / Edouard de Colberg
    front, lower left corner, ink : POUR MAMAN DE TON FILS

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    Administrative Notes

    The drawing was donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 1996 by Alfred Ament.
    Funding Note
    The cataloging of this artifact has been supported by a grant from the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany.
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    2023-05-31 07:05:03
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