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Autobiographical drawing by Halina Olomucki of a woman receiving a parcel in the Warsaw ghetto

Object | Accession Number: 2001.122.7

Pencil and ink sketch created by 24 year old Halina Olszewski (later Olomucki) in the Warsaw ghetto in 1943. Following Germany's invasion of Poland on September1, 1939, Halina and her family were relocated to the ghetto. In May 1943, Halina and her mother, Margalit-Hadassa, were deported to Majdanek concentration camp, where her mother was killed upon arrival. In July, Halina was sent to Auschwitz-Birkenau. During all this time, she created drawings. The camp was evacuated by death march on January 18, 1945, to Ravensbrück. Halina was then sent to Neustadt-Glewe, where she was liberated by the Allies in May 1945. Halina returned to Poland where, from 1945-1947, she created works to provide detailed eyewitness testimony of what she had seen and experienced during the Shoah.

Artwork Title
In the ghetto: The Parcel
creation:  1943
depiction:  1943
creation: Warsaw ghetto; Warsaw (Poland)
depiction: Warsaw ghetto; Warsaw (Poland)
Object Type
Pencil drawing (lcsh)
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection
Record last modified: 2021-02-10 09:47:49
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