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Karl Schwesig collection

Collection
Collection Summary
The collection consists of seventeen drawings, three watercolors, and 1 typed manuscript created by Karl Schwesig before and after the Holocaust when he was arrested in Dusseldorf, Germany, for anti-Nazi activity and for being a Communist, and incarcerated in multiple internment and prison camps in German and then France, as well as works relating to his wartime experiences done when he returned to Dusseldorf after the war.
Provenance
The collection was acquired by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 1988.
Date
1933-1949
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Karl Schwesig political cartoon mocking a Nazi parade

Object | Accession Number: 1988.5.1

Geography
creation: Antwerp (Belgium)
distribution: Cologne (Germany)
Date
creation:  1938 February
Karl Schwesig political cartoon mocking a Nazi parade

Cartoon by Karl Schwesig of Nazi soldiers bowing to a part human/part animal puppet

Object | Accession Number: 1988.5.2

Geography
creation: Antwerp (Belgium)
distribution: Cologne (Germany)
Date
creation:  1938 February
Cartoon by Karl Schwesig of Nazi soldiers bowing to a part human/part animal puppet

Drawing by Karl Schwesig satirizing the embrace of Fascism in France

Object | Accession Number: 1988.5.3

Geography
creation: Antwerp (Belgium)
distribution: Cologne (Germany)
Date
creation:  1938 February
Drawing by Karl Schwesig satirizing the embrace of Fascism in France

Satirical drawing by Karl Schwesig depicting Hitler greeting a British diplomat

Object | Accession Number: 1988.5.4

Geography
creation: Antwerp (Belgium)
distribution: Cologne (Germany)
Date
creation:  1938 February
Satirical drawing by Karl Schwesig depicting Hitler greeting a British diplomat

Satirical drawing by Karl Schwesig depicting the subjugation of Yugoslavia to Nazi Germany

Object | Accession Number: 1988.5.5

Geography
creation: Antwerp (Belgium)
distribution: Cologne (Germany)
Date
creation:  1938 February
Satirical drawing by Karl Schwesig depicting the subjugation of Yugoslavia to Nazi Germany

Satirical drawing by Karl Schwesig depicting Nazi followers as robots

Object | Accession Number: 1988.5.6

Geography
creation: Antwerp (Belgium)
distribution: Cologne (Germany)
Date
creation:  1938 February
Satirical drawing by Karl Schwesig depicting Nazi followers as robots

Satirical drawing by Karl Schwesig depicting Nazi soldiers as pigs

Object | Accession Number: 1988.5.7

Geography
creation: Antwerp (Belgium)
distribution: Cologne (Germany)
Date
creation:  1938 February
Satirical drawing by Karl Schwesig depicting Nazi soldiers as pigs

Pencil and ink drawing by Karl Schwesig depicting a skeletal Hitler atop an airplane

Object | Accession Number: 1988.5.8

Geography
creation: Antwerp (Belgium)
distribution: Cologne (Germany)
Date
creation:  1938 February
Pencil and ink drawing by Karl Schwesig depicting a skeletal Hitler atop an airplane

Satirical drawing by Karl Schwesig depicting a German prison

Object | Accession Number: 1988.5.9

Geography
creation: Dusseldorf (Germany)
Date
creation:  1933
Satirical drawing by Karl Schwesig depicting a German prison

Watercolor created by Karl Schwesig postwar based on his experiences in an internment camp

Object | Accession Number: 1988.5.10

Geography
creation: Dusseldorf (Germany)
depiction: Noe (Concentration camp); Noe (France)
Date
creation:  1948
Watercolor created by Karl Schwesig postwar based on his experiences in an internment camp

Drawing created by Karl Schwesig postwar based upon his experiences as a political prisoner

Object | Accession Number: 1988.5.11

Geography
depiction: Noe (Concentration camp); Noe (France)
creation: Dusseldorf (Germany)
Date
creation:  1948
Drawing created by Karl Schwesig postwar based upon his experiences as a political prisoner

Drawing created by Karl Schwesig postwar depicting a beating he witnessed in a concentration camp

Object | Accession Number: 1988.5.12

Geography
depiction: Noe (Concentration camp); Noe (France)
creation: Dusseldorf (Germany)
Date
creation:  1948
Drawing created by Karl Schwesig postwar depicting a beating he witnessed in a concentration camp

Watercolor created by Karl Schwesig postwar of Jewish prisoners in a concentration camp

Object | Accession Number: 1988.5.13

Geography
depiction: Noe (Concentration camp); Noe (France)
creation: Dusseldorf (Germany)
Date
creation:  1948
Watercolor created by Karl Schwesig postwar of Jewish prisoners in a concentration camp

Watercolor created by Karl Schwesig with a scene of soldiers and inmates in a concentration camp

Object | Accession Number: 1988.5.14

Geography
depiction: Noe (Concentration camp); Noe (France)
creation: Dusseldorf (Germany)
Date
creation:  1948
Watercolor created by Karl Schwesig with a scene of soldiers and inmates in a concentration camp

Etching by Karl Schwesig of 3 inmates at work under an armed guard in a prison camp

Object | Accession Number: 1988.5.15

Geography
creation: Dusseldorf (Germany)
Date
creation:  1948-1949
Etching by Karl Schwesig of 3 inmates at work under an armed guard in a prison camp

Etching by Karl Schwesig showing inmates bartering bread and cigarettes in a concentration camp

Object | Accession Number: 1988.5.16

Geography
creation: Dusseldorf (Germany)
Date
creation:  1948
Etching by Karl Schwesig showing inmates bartering bread and cigarettes in a concentration camp

Etching by Karl Schwesig showing one legged inmates going to work in a concentration camp

Object | Accession Number: 1988.5.17

Geography
depiction: Noe (Concentration camp); Noe (France)
creation: Dusseldorf (Germany)
Date
creation:  1948-1949
Etching by Karl Schwesig showing one legged inmates going to work in a concentration camp

Ink drawing by Karl Schwesig showing one legged inmates working in a field in a concentration camp

Object | Accession Number: 1988.5.18

Geography
depiction: Noe (Concentration camp); Noe (France)
creation: Dusseldorf (Germany)
Date
creation:  1948-1949
Ink drawing by Karl Schwesig showing one legged inmates working in a field in a concentration camp

Etching by Karl Schwesig showing a fellow prisoner writing in a concentration camp

Object | Accession Number: 1988.5.19

Geography
depiction: Noe (Concentration camp); Noe (France)
creation: Dusseldorf (Germany)
Date
creation:  1948-1949
Etching by Karl Schwesig showing a fellow prisoner writing in a concentration camp

Satirical etching by Karl Schwesig showing men in academic robes saluting a corpse

Object | Accession Number: 1988.5.20

Geography
creation: Dusseldorf (Germany)
Date
creation:  1949
Satirical etching by Karl Schwesig showing men in academic robes saluting a corpse

Karl Schwesig manuscript

Document | Accession Number: 1988.5.21

Date
creation:  1948
Karl Schwesig manuscript
 
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