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Pencil drawing of a man done in the Lodz ghetto

Object | Accession Number: 2005.212.3

Portrait of Chaim Rozenwasser, done by his daughter, Hela, when she was about 18 years old and living in the Jewish ghetto in Lodz, Poland. The Rozenwasser family was imprisoned there in September 1940, following the German occupation of Poland. In June, 1942, 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 in February 1944, to Hasag to serve as slave labor, survived the Holocaust.

Artwork Title
Portrait of My Father, Chaim Rozenwasser
Date
1940-1942  (creation)
Geography
creation : Litzmannstadt-Getto (Lodz ghetto) (historic); Lodz (Poland)
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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