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Black and white print of five rows of multi-unit barracks on grass

Object | Accession Number: 2003.467.9

Black and white print depicting concentration camp barracks created by an unknown artist with the initials FK in late 1944. Many prisoners and liberating soldiers took it upon themselves to record their experiences, preserve their memories and show the world what happened. Creations range from the deeply personal responses of survivors to the more documentary approach of official war artist pieces. Some made drawings of the prisoners and life in the camps, while others created art during and after liberation. Children as well as adults documented events of the Holocaust through art. In some circumstances, imprisoned artists were able to create sketches and paintings for guards, earning extra food or other benefits as a reward, which helped some to survive life in the camps. A number of the survivors turned to art as an outlet for their trauma.

depiction:  1944 August 12-1944 December 08
depiction: Europe
Object Type
Prints (lcsh)
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection
Record last modified: 2021-03-09 14:26:32
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