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

Object | Accession Number: 1988.5.10

Ink wash drawing created by Karl Schwesig in 1948 in Dusseldorf. The drawing depicts the hospital in Noe internment camp in France, where Schwesig was held from February to March 1941. 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
Lazarett im Camp de Noé
Alternate Title
Hospital in Camp Noe
Date
1948  (creation)
Geography
creation : Dusseldorf (Germany)
depiction : Noe (Concentration camp); Noe (France)
Language
German
Classification
Art
Category
Paintings
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection
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Record last modified: 2018-09-27 16:09:04
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