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Ink drawing by Esther Lurie of Michlean Amir

Object | Accession Number: 2005.200.1

Portrait drawn by Esther Lurie, in Tel Aviv, Israel, in 1951. Michlean Amir met Esther Lurie in the apartment of her grandmother’s friend, the historian Nellie Schur. Dr Schur was working on a project to create maps of the new state of Israel with the cartographer, Joseph Shapiro, who was Lurie's husband. Lurie offered to do her portrait. Esther Lurie was a professionally trained artist whose drawings and sketches, done from 1941-1944, while she was imprisoned in the Jewish ghetto in Kovno (Kaunas), Lithuania, and Stutthof concentration camp, were published in 1945, providing eloquent visual and written testimony of daily life during the Holocaust.

Artwork Title
Portrait of a Young Girl
Date
1951  (creation)
Geography
creation : Tel Aviv (Israel)
Classification
Art
Category
Drawings
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Michlean Amir
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Record last modified: 2018-10-24 14:05:53
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