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

Object | Accession Number: 1988.5.20

Etching created by Karl Schwesig in 1949 in Dusseldorf, depicting six men and a military officer saluting over a corpse. 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
Der Ermordete ist schuldig
Alternate Title
The Murdered is Guilty
Date
1949  (creation)
Geography
creation : Dusseldorf (Germany)
Language
German
Classification
Art
Category
Prints
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection
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Record last modified: 2018-10-24 14:04:15
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