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Double sided drawing of expert witness at trial of suspected Ukrainian war criminal

Object | Accession Number: 1989.329.15

Two sided drawing of Raul Hilberg, government's opening witness, created by Charles (Hap) Hazard at the deportation trial of George Theodorovich in 1985 in Baltimore, Maryland. In August 1983, the OSI brought charges against Theodorovich for killing unarmed Jews. Theodorovich was stripped of his US citizenship in 1984. His disappeared from his home and was the subject of a federal manhunt. After his capture in Philadelphia, he was tried for moral turpitude and failure to disclose wartine activities. In 1987, Theodorovich was found guilty and ordered deported in 1988 because of his involvement in the murder of Jews in Lvov, Poland (Lviv, Ukraine) during the Holocaust. The US wished to deport him to the Soviet Union, but a deportee has the right to choose the country to which his is deported, although that country must agree to accept him. In December 1988, Theodorovich deported himself to Paraguay. At the time, he was the 26th person to receive a deportation order from the US government as a result of investigations and prosecutions by the OSI, Office of Special Investigations, US Department of Justice. The OSI pursued prosecutions in order to deny Nazis and war criminals a safe haven in the US. Hilberg opened the proceedings by describing how Ukrainian police cooperated with the Germans in the round-up of Jews in Lvov and how a community of 130,000 was reduced to 1000. Hilberg was a world renowned scholar, who published the first comprehensive study of the Holocaust and initiated the academic study of the Holocaust. Hazard was assigned to cover the trial and create courtroom drawings for the Baltimore Sun.

Artwork Title
Raul Hilberg Testifies at Deportation Trial of Accused War Criminal
Series Title
George Theodorovich Trial, Baltimore, Maryland, 1985
Date
1985  (creation)
Geography
creation : Baltimore (Md.)
Language
English
Classification
Art
Category
Drawings
Object Type
Courtroom art (lcsh)
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Charles R. Hazard and The Baltimore Sun
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Record last modified: 2018-10-24 14:07:47
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