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Autobiographical watercolor of the exterior of a concentration camp corpse chamber

Object | Accession Number: 2011.411.1

Watercolor created by Zdenka Eismannova while she was interned in Theresienstadt concentration camp in Czechoslovakia. The painting depicts the exterior of the leichenkammer or corpse chamber which is indicated in a poem on the front of the watercolor. Zdenka was deported from Prague to Theresienstadt in September 1942. From there she was deported on June 9, 1943, to Auschwitz concentration camp in Poland where she is presumed to have perished.

Date
approximately 1943  (creation)
1942 September-1943 June  (depiction)
Geography
depiction : Theresienstadt (Concentration camp); Terezin (Ustecky kraj, Czech Republic)
Language
German
Classification
Art
Category
Paintings
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Ron Neulinger
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Record last modified: 2018-01-11 14:24:08
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