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Pencil drawing of a young woman done in the Lodz ghetto

Object | Accession Number: 2005.212.2

Self-portrait by Hela Rozenwasser, done from a photograph, when she was about 18 years old and living in the Jewish ghetto in Lodz, Poland. She was imprisoned there, with her family, in September 1940, following the German occupation of Poland. In June, 1942, her father, Chaim, died. That September, her mother, Rajzl, was deported to the Chelmno killing center. Hela died of tuberculosis on May 11, 1943; her older brother, Szmul, would die 2 months later. Only her brother, Izak, age 24, who was deported to Hasag to serve as slave labor in February 1944, survived the Holocaust.

Artwork Title
Hela Rozenwasser, Self-Portrait
Date
1940-1942  (creation)
Geography
creation : Litzmannstadt-Getto (Lodz ghetto) (historic); Lodz (Poland)
Language
Hebrew
Classification
Art
Category
Drawings
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Izak Rozenwasser
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Record last modified: 2018-01-11 14:23:17
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