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Black and white print of a path separating two rows of barracks

Object | Accession Number: 2003.467.10

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    Brief Narrative
    Black and white print depicting concentration camp barracks created by an unknown artist with the initials FK in early 1945. 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:  1945 January 11-1945 November 01
    depiction: Europe
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection
    front bottom right image, printed, black ink : FK 11.1.45 [FK January 11 1945]
    Artist: FK

    Physical Details

    Object Type
    Prints (lcsh)
    Physical Description
    Small black and white print centered on a large, faded, off white, rectangular paper, depicting two rows of single story, square barracks with pitched roofs and utility posts with a long straight path in the center. All the barracks have utility poles and three connected windows, the closest four have their center window propped open. A small drainage ditch runs parallel on each side of the path and each barrack has a plank footbridge crossing it. On the left, a plank sidewalk platform runs parallel to the center path and a tall utility pole stands in the distance. A tall tree with leafless branches has grown out of the ditch on the right. The artist’s initials and date are on the bottom right of the image.
    overall: Height: 7.250 inches (18.415 cm) | Width: 10.500 inches (26.67 cm)
    overall : paper, ink

    Rights & Restrictions

    Conditions on Access
    No restrictions on access
    Conditions on Use
    No restrictions on use

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    Administrative Notes

    The print was acquired by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 2003.
    Funding Note
    The cataloging of this artifact has been supported by a grant from the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany.
    Record last modified:
    2023-06-13 14:15:07
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