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Satirical drawing by Karl Schwesig depicting a German prison

Object | Accession Number: 1988.5.9

Pencil drawing of a jug created by Karl Schwesig in 1933 while he was a prisoner in Ulmer Hoeh prison in Dusseldorf. After Hitler came to power in January 1933, Schwesig, a Communist, was arrested and imprisoned for 16 months. After his release in 1935, he lived in Antwerp, Belgium. On May 10, 1940, Germany invaded Belgium. Schwesig was arrested and sent to Vichy France, where he was held in St. Cyprien, Gurs, Noe, and Nexon internment camps. In 1943, he was sent to Ulmer Hoeh prison in Dusseldorf, where he was liberated by American forces in April 1945.

Artwork Title
Zellenkrug Nr. 12 (Ulmer Höhe I)
Series Title
Rosenmontag
Date
1933  (creation)
Geography
creation : Dusseldorf (Germany)
Language
German
Classification
Art
Category
Drawings
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection
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Record last modified: 2018-10-24 14:08:59
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