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Colored pencil portrait of the wife and child of a US soldier created for him by a POW

Object | Accession Number: 2004.126.2

Portrait drawing created for 23 year old Robert Holland by a prisoner, R. Bachmann, in Dachau prisoner of war camp in November 1945. It is a colored pencil and watercolor drawing on a repurposed piece of cardboard depicting Robert's wife Claire and young daughter Sandy. Robert served in the 20th Armored Division of the United States Army. The unit arrived in Europe in February 1945 and was near Salzburg, Austria, when the war ender on May 7. Some division units participated in the liberation of Dachau concentration camp on April 29, while other units continued on to capture Munich on April 30. Dachau became an internment camp for captured German troops. Robert was stationed there in October and November 1945.

Artwork Title
Claire and Sandy
Date
1945 November  (creation)
Geography
creation : Dachau prisoner of war camp; Dachau (Germany)
Language
English
German
Classification
Art
Category
Drawings
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Claire Holland
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Record last modified: 2018-01-11 14:24:57
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