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

Object | Accession Number: 2004.126.3

Portrait drawing created for 23 year old Robert Holland by a Hungarian prisoner, Orun Bela, in Dachau prisoner of war camp on October 10, 1945. It is a colored pencil and watercolor drawing depicting Robert's wife Claire. 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
Portrait of Claire
creation:  1945 October 10
creation: Dachau prisoner of war camp; Dachau (Germany)
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Claire Holland
Record last modified: 2021-02-10 09:10:10
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