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Peretz Chorshati collection

Collection
Collection Summary
The collection consists of drawings created by Peretz Chorshati in the 1990s about his experiences as a soldier, forced laborer, and refugee in Czechoslovakia, France, Germany, and Poland during the Holocaust, and his voyage to and detention in Palestine after the Holocaust.
Provenance
The collection was donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 2010 by Peretz Chorshati.
Date
1994-1997
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Autobiographical ink wash drawing by a Polish refugee of 2 men reviewing a military uniform

Object | Accession Number: 2010.447.1

Geography
creation : Israel
depiction : Warsaw (Poland)
Date
1994
1945 October

Autobiographical ink drawing of 6 refugees trekking through the snow at night

Object | Accession Number: 2010.447.2

Geography
creation : Israel
depiction : border crossing; Czechoslovakia
Date
1994
1945 November

Photocopy of an autobiographical ink drawing of a uniformed man and his Russian interrogator

Object | Accession Number: 2010.447.3

Geography
creation : Israel
depiction : Russian interrogation office; Prague (Czech Republic)
Date
1995
1945 November

Photocopy of an autobiographical ink drawing of Polish refugees disguised as Greeks crossing the border

Object | Accession Number: 2010.447.4

Geography
creation : Israel
depiction : border crossing; Poland
Date
1995
1945 November

Autobiographical ink drawing of a man sitting in a bathtub under a running shower

Object | Accession Number: 2010.447.5

Geography
creation : Israel
depiction : Warsaw (Poland)
Date
1996
1945 August

Autobiographical ink drawing of 2 men in uniform sharing a meal at a train station cafe

Object | Accession Number: 2010.447.6

Geography
creation : Israel
depiction : Warsaw (Poland)
Date
1996
1945 August

Autobiographical ink drawing of a uniformed man searching in the rubble of a destroyed city

Object | Accession Number: 2010.447.7

Geography
creation : Israel
depiction : Warsaw ghetto; Warsaw (Poland)
Date
1997
1945 August

Photocopy of an autobiographical ink drawing of 4 refugees peeling potatoes in a refugee camp

Object | Accession Number: 2010.447.8

Geography
creation : Israel
depiction : UNRAA displaced person's camp; Czechoslovakia
Date
1997
1946 March

Autobiographical ink drawing of a group of men and women in a Jewish Brigade truck

Object | Accession Number: 2010.447.9

Geography
creation : Israel
depiction : France
Date
approximately 1994
1946 June

Photocopy of an autobiographical ink drawing of 3 men sharing a bed as a fourth removes his shoes

Object | Accession Number: 2010.447.10

Geography
creation : Israel
depiction : Lyon (France)
Date
approximately 1994
1946 June

Photocopy of an autobiographical ink drawing of 5 refugee men with knapsacks crossing a guarded gangplank

Object | Accession Number: 2010.447.11

Geography
creation : Israel
depiction : Biria (ship); Marseille (France)
Date
approximately 1994
1946 June

Autobiographical ink drawing of a passenger transfer at sea between two Ma’apilim ships

Object | Accession Number: 2010.447.12

Geography
creation : Israel
depiction : H.S. Biria (Ship); Mediterranean Sea
Date
1994
1946 June

Autobiographical ink and pencil drawing of a sinking passenger filled boat

Object | Accession Number: 2010.447.13

Geography
creation : Israel
depiction : Akbel (Ship); Mediterranean Sea
Date
approximately 1994
1945 August

Photocopy of an autobiographical ink drawing of 3 adults and a child disembarking at a guarded port

Object | Accession Number: 2010.447.14

Geography
creation : Israel
depiction : Haifa (Israel)
Date
approximately 1994
1946 June

Autobiographical ink wash drawing of men, women, and children in a detention camp separated by barbed wire

Object | Accession Number: 2010.447.15

Geography
creation : Israel
depiction : British detention camp (Palestine); Atlit (Israel)
Date
approximately 1994
1946 June

Autobiographical ink drawing of 2 uniformed men boarding a bus in the countryside

Object | Accession Number: 2010.447.16

Geography
creation : Israel
depiction : Haifa-Tel Aviv road (Palestine); Israel
Date
approximately 1994
1946 July

Autobiographical ink and pencil drawing of a woman on a storefront sidewalk and a man at an outdoor counter

Object | Accession Number: 2010.447.17

Geography
creation : Israel
depiction : Ramat-Gan (Palestine) (historic); Ramat-Gan (Israel)
Date
approximately 1994
1946 August

Autobiographical ink drawing of a man walking along a traffic filled highway

Object | Accession Number: 2010.447.18

Geography
creation : Israel
depiction : Ramat-Gan (Palestine) (historic); Ramat-Gan (Israel)
Date
approximately 1994
1946

Autobiographical ink drawing of an armed man guarding a watertower at night

Object | Accession Number: 2010.447.19

Geography
creation : Israel
depiction : Givat Shmuel (Palestine) (historic); Givat Shemuel (Israel)
Date
approximately 1994
1946-1947
 
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