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

Object | Accession Number: 1988.5.11

Ink wash drawing created by Karl Schwesig in 1948 in Dusseldorf. The drawing depicts people 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
In Camp de Noé (altes paar im gesprach)
Alternate Title
In Camp Noé (Old Couple Talking)
Date
1948  (creation)
Geography
depiction : Noe (Concentration camp); Noe (France)
creation : Dusseldorf (Germany)
Language
German
Classification
Art
Category
Drawings
Object Type
Ink drawings (tgm)
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection
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Record last modified: 2018-10-24 14:07:44
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