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David Friedman collection

Collection
Collection Summary
The collection consists of one etching, eleven drawings and six paintings created by David Friedmann (from 1960, Friedman) after the war based upon his experiences during the Holocaust in the Lodz (Litzmannstadt) Ghetto in Poland from October 1941 - August 1944 and as a prisoner in Auschwitz-Birkenau, Gleiwitz I, and Blechhammer concentration camps from August 1944 until his liberation soon after a death march on January 25, 1945.
Provenance
The collection was donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 1987, 1988, 1993, and 1998 by Hildegard Friedman and Miriam Friedman Morris, the wife and daughter of David Friedman.
Date
1946-1963
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Autobiographical charcoal drawing by David Friedman of a mother helping her sick son in a concentration camp

Object | Accession Number: 1987.114.1

Geography
depiction: Birkenau (Concentration camp); Birkenau (Germany)
creation: St. Louis (Mo.)
Date
creation:  1963
depiction:  approximately 1944 August
Autobiographical charcoal drawing by David Friedman of a mother helping her sick son in a concentration camp

Autobiographical oil painting by David Friedmann of a large group of Jews living in an attic in the Lodz Ghetto

Object | Accession Number: 1987.114.2

Geography
depiction: Litzmannstadt-Getto (Łódź, Poland); Lodz (Poland)
creation: Prague (Czech Republic)
Date
creation:  1946
depiction:  1941 October-1944 August
Autobiographical oil painting by David Friedmann of a large group of Jews living in an attic in the Lodz Ghetto

Autobiographical oil painting by David Friedmann of a woman and 3 children barefoot and hungry on a Lodz Ghetto street

Object | Accession Number: 1987.114.3

Geography
depiction: Litzmannstadt-Getto (Łódź, Poland); Lodz (Poland)
creation: Prague (Czech Republic)
Date
creation:  1947
depiction:  1941 October-1944 August
Autobiographical oil painting by David Friedmann of a woman and 3 children barefoot and hungry on a Lodz Ghetto street

Autobiographical painting by David Friedmann of a woman in a brown dress resting on a bed

Object | Accession Number: 1987.114.4

Geography
depiction: Litzmannstadt-Getto (Łódź, Poland); Lodz (Poland)
creation: Prague (Czech Republic)
Date
creation:  1946
depiction:  1941 October-1944 August
Autobiographical painting by David Friedmann of a woman in a brown dress resting on a bed

Charcoal drawing by David Friedman of a Jewish man from a suburb of Prague waiting for deportation

Object | Accession Number: 1987.121.1

Geography
depiction: Prague (Czech Republic)
creation: St. Louis (Mo.)
Date
creation:  1963
depiction:  approximately 1941 October
Charcoal drawing by David Friedman of a Jewish man from a suburb of Prague waiting for deportation

Autobiographical tempera painting by David Friedmann of two men pumping water in the Lodz Ghetto

Object | Accession Number: 1988.173.1 a-c

Geography
depiction: Litzmannstadt-Getto (Łódź, Poland); Lodz (Poland)
creation: Prague (Czech Republic)
Date
creation:  1946
depiction:  1941 October-1944 March
Autobiographical tempera painting by David Friedmann of two men pumping water in the Lodz Ghetto

Autobiographical charcoal drawing by David Friedmann of Jewish prisoners on their way to bury a shot comrade

Object | Accession Number: 1988.173.2

Geography
depiction: Gleiwitz I (Concentration camp); Gliwice (Poland)
creation: Prague (Czech Republic)
Date
depiction:  1944 August-1945 January
creation:  1945
Autobiographical charcoal drawing by David Friedmann of Jewish prisoners on their way to bury a shot comrade

Autobiographical charcoal drawing by David Friedman of a mother with two children in Lodzer Ghetto

Object | Accession Number: 1988.173.3

Geography
depiction: Litzmannstadt-Getto (Łódź, Poland); Lodz (Poland)
creation: St. Louis (Mo.)
Date
creation:  1964 January
depiction:  approximately 1941 October-1944 August
Autobiographical charcoal drawing by David Friedman of a mother with two children in Lodzer Ghetto

Autobiographical charcoal drawing by David Friedman of newcomers to the Lodz Ghetto pulling a carriage

Object | Accession Number: 1988.173.4

Geography
depiction: Litzmannstadt-Getto (Łódź, Poland); Lodz (Poland)
creation: St. Louis (Mo.)
Date
creation:  1964 January 04
depiction:  1941 October-1944 August
Autobiographical charcoal drawing by David Friedman of newcomers to the Lodz Ghetto pulling a carriage

Autobiographical charcoal drawing by David Friedman of despairing and hungry Jews in the Lodz Ghetto

Object | Accession Number: 1988.182.1

Geography
depiction: Litzmannstadt-Getto (Łódź, Poland); Lodz (Poland)
creation: St. Louis (Mo.)
Date
creation:  1963 December
depiction:  1941 October-1944 August
Autobiographical charcoal drawing by David Friedman of despairing and hungry Jews in the Lodz Ghetto

Autobiographical charcoal drawing by David Friedman of naked women and children entering the showers at Auschwitz

Object | Accession Number: 1988.182.2

Geography
depiction: Birkenau (Concentration camp); Birkenau (Germany)
creation: St. Louis (Mo.)
Date
creation:  1964 March
depiction:  1944 August
Autobiographical charcoal drawing by David Friedman of naked women and children entering the showers at Auschwitz

Autobiographical oil painting by David Friedmann of a man with a Star of David badge eating in a Lodz Ghetto food hall

Object | Accession Number: 1988.182.3

Geography
depiction: Litzmannstadt-Getto (Łódź, Poland); Lodz (Poland)
creation: Prague (Czech Republic)
Date
creation:  1947
depiction:  1941 October-1944 August
Autobiographical oil painting by David Friedmann of a man with a Star of David badge eating in a Lodz Ghetto food hall

Autobiographical oil painting by David Friedmann of freed prisoners homeward bound

Object | Accession Number: 1988.182.4 a-b

Geography
creation: Prague (Czech Republic)
depiction: Blechhammer, Upper Silesia, Germany (historic); Blachownia Slaska (Poland)
Date
creation:  1946
depiction:  1945 January
Autobiographical oil painting by David Friedmann of freed prisoners homeward bound

Autobiographical charcoal drawing by David Friedmann of mothers, ordered to undress, who stare at their executioners as they march with their children into a mass grave

Object | Accession Number: 1988.182.5

Geography
depiction: Auschwitz (Concentration camp); Oswiecim (Poland)
creation: Prague (Czech Republic)
Date
depiction:  approximately 1944 August-1944 December
creation:  approximately 1946-1948
Autobiographical charcoal drawing by David Friedmann of mothers, ordered to undress, who stare at their executioners as they march with their children into a mass grave

Autobiographical charcoal drawing by David Friedman of two Jewish couples and their children huddled on a Ghetto street

Object | Accession Number: 1993.165.2

Geography
depiction: Litzmannstadt-Getto (Łódź, Poland); Lodz (Poland)
creation: St. Louis (Mo.)
Date
creation:  1963
depiction:  1941 October-1944 August
Autobiographical charcoal drawing by David Friedman of two Jewish couples and their children huddled on a Ghetto street

Autobiographical charcoal drawing by David Friedman of a starving man eating from a ghetto garbage can

Object | Accession Number: 1998.79.1

Geography
depiction: Litzmannstadt-Getto (Łódź, Poland); Lodz (Poland)
creation: St. Louis (Mo.)
Date
creation:  1964
depiction:  1941 October-1944 August
Autobiographical charcoal drawing by David Friedman of a starving man eating from a ghetto garbage can

Autobiographical charcoal drawing by David Friedman of concentration camp inmates who preferred the electric wire rather than more tortures

Object | Accession Number: 1998.80.1

Geography
depiction: concentration camps; Germany
Date
creation:  1964 January 23
depiction:  1944 August-1945 January
Autobiographical charcoal drawing by David Friedman of concentration camp inmates who preferred the electric wire rather than more tortures

Etched print created by David Friedman of a man kneeling in despair a few seconds before execution

Object | Accession Number: 1998.80.2

Geography
creation: St. Louis (Mo.)
Date
creation:  1967
depiction:  1944 August-1945 January
Etched print created by David Friedman of a man kneeling in despair a few seconds before execution
 
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