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    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.
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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
    creation:  1994
    depiction:  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
    creation:  1994
    depiction:  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
    creation:  1995
    depiction:  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
    creation:  1995
    depiction:  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
    creation:  1996
    depiction:  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
    creation:  1996
    depiction:  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
    creation:  1997
    depiction:  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
    creation:  1997
    depiction:  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
    creation:  approximately 1994
    depiction:  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
    creation:  approximately 1994
    depiction:  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
    creation:  approximately 1994
    depiction:  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
    creation:  1994
    depiction:  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
    creation:  approximately 1994
    depiction:  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
    creation:  approximately 1994
    depiction:  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
    creation:  approximately 1994
    depiction:  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
    creation:  approximately 1994
    depiction:  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
    creation:  approximately 1994
    depiction:  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
    creation:  approximately 1994
    depiction:  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
    creation:  approximately 1994
    depiction:  1946-1947
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