Photostat of a portrait of a Soviet Jewish POW after his escape
- Artwork Title
- Portrait of Joseph Vinnitsky
approximately 1943 June 18
use: 1943 July 30
- Object Type
- Credit Line
- United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Joseph Vinnitsky
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.
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Also in Joseph Vinnitsky collection
The collection consists of a reproduced drawing, documents, and a photograph relating to the experiences of Joseph Vinnitsky while serving in the Soviet Army during World War II.
Contains a letter sent to Joseph Vinnitsky from Ilʹi︠a︡ Ėrenburg (a Russian journalist and novelist); two translations of the letter; notes taken by Joseph Vinnitsky during a speech given by Ilʹi︠a︡ Ėrenburg; and a photograph of Joseph Vinnitsky wearing a Soviet military uniform and walking down a street in Sofia, Bulgaria, in 1945.