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Photostat of a portrait of a Soviet Jewish POW after his escape

Object | Accession Number: 2004.37.2

Copy of a portrait drawing of Lieutenant Joseph Vinnitsky, 29, a Jewish soldier in the Soviet Army, created after he escaped a German prisoner of war camp in the Soviet Union in 1942. He wrote a note on the back to his parents telling them his route after departing the camp. After Germany invaded the Soviet Union in June 1941, Joseph was interned by the Germans. He escaped in 1942, and continued to serve in the Soviet Army in the Soviet Union and Bulgaria. Nearly his entire family was killed in the massacres at Babi Yar.

Artwork Title
Portrait of Joseph Vinnitsky
Date
approximately 1943 June 18  (creation)
1943 July 30  (use)
Geography
creation : Soviet Union
Language
Russian
Classification
Information Forms
Category
Reproductions
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Joseph Vinnitsky
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Record last modified: 2018-01-11 14:25:09
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