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Ironic drawing celebrating VE day by a Hungarian concentration camp survivor

Object | Accession Number: 1987.16.1

Cartoonlike drawing of a hand with two fingers, one dripping blood and missing the top half, raised in the V for Victory sign. It was drawn by Ernu Homanye-Grytze on May 8, 1945, VE (Victory in Europe) Day, the day the Allies accepted the unconditional surrender of Nazi Germany. The coloring was added in 1946. Homanye-Grytze was a self taught artist from Hungary with moved to Paris. In September 1939, Nazi Germany invaded Poland, and World War II began. In June 1940, the Germans occupied France. Around this time, Homanye-Grytze returned to Hungary. Germany occupied Hungary in March 1944. At the end of the war, Homanye-Grytze, 36, was liberated from a concentration camp.

Artwork Title
Aftermath
Date
1945 May 08-1946  (creation)
Classification
Art
Category
Drawings
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Erwin and Virginia Kieckhefer
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Record last modified: 2018-01-11 14:26:47
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