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Miniature oil painting created in a displaced persons camp

Object | Accession Number: 2008.228.25

Painting that hung on the wall in the room where Irena Ehrlich vel Sluszny and her family lived in the Bindermichl displaced persons camp, from 1945-1947. Irena, her parents, Felicia and Seweryn, and younger sister, Danuta, were confined to the Warsaw ghetto in 1940. In March 1943, 19 year old Irena escaped to the Christian sector of Warsaw. April 1943 brought the Warsaw ghetto uprising and its violent suppression by the Germans, with mass deportations of all Jews in Warsaw and the annihilation of the ghetto. Her father, aged 39, was killed during the uprising. Her mother and 14 year old sister escaped and were hidden for the rest of the war by Juana Dylag. Irena was deported to a slave labor camp in Berlin. Felicia, Danuta, and Irena were reunited in Warsaw after the war. From 1945-1947, they were in the Bindermichl displaced persons camp in Linz, Austria. They emigrated to the United States on the SS Marine Perch in 1947.

Artwork Title
View of the Austrian Alps
received:  1945
creation: Bindermichl (Displaced persons camp); Bindermichl (Linz, Austria)
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Irena Urdang deTour
Record last modified: 2021-02-10 08:56:50
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