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Framed oil painting of a country scene created in the Lodz Ghetto

Object | Accession Number: 2009.362.1

Painting created by Stefan Krengel in the Lodz ghetto in Poland that was presented to Mr. Regner, the director of the transport division in the ghetto, on his birthday, July 14, 1942. The painting was signed on the back by all the clerks in the transport office and has a caption wishing Mr. Regner a happy birthday. Nazi Germany invaded Poland on September 1, 1939, and one week later occupied Lodz. They renamed it Litzmannstadt and in February 1940 relocated all the Jews, roughly 100,000 people, into a sealed ghetto. Prewar Lodz was a thriving industrial city and the ghetto was an important manufacturing center. By September 1942, the majority of the residents had been deported to Chlemno killing center. The ghetto was destroyed in May 1944.

Artwork Title
Landscape with waterfall, stream, and bridge
Date
1942  (creation)
1942 July 14  (commemoration)
Geography
creation : Litzmannstadt-Getto (Lodz ghetto) (historic); Lodz (Poland)
Language
German
Classification
Art
Category
Paintings
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Rafal Imbro
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Record last modified: 2018-10-24 14:06:24
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