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Caricature by Bill Spira of bespectacled man

Object | Accession Number: 1997.68.87

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    Caricature by Bill Spira of bespectacled man

    Overview

    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Annette Fry, Sylvia Varian Fry, and James Duncan Fry
    Contributor
    Artist: Bill Spira
    Biography
    Bill Spira, a cartoonist, was also known as Bil Freier. He was originally from Austria. During the Holocaust he forged passports for the Emergency Rescue Committee. Despite Varian Fry's (an American ERC representative) intervention, he was arrested and deported to Auschwitz. He survived the camp.

    Physical Details

    Classification
    Art
    Category
    Drawings
    Object Type
    Caricatures (aat)
    Materials
    overall : paper, ink

    Rights & Restrictions

    Conditions on Access
    No restrictions on access
    Conditions on Use
    No restrictions on use

    Administrative Notes

    Provenance
    The drawing was donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 1997 by Annette Fry.
    Record last modified:
    2022-07-28 18:23:34
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