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Man in a 3-button suit, drawn to illustrate pattern

Object | Accession Number: 2005.229.6

Drawing by 17 year old Ilie Wacs of a man modeling a 3-button suit, based on the tailoring pattern of his father, Moritz. Ilie’s family left Vienna for Shanghai soon after Kristallnacht in November, 1938. Nazi Germany had annexed Austria in March 1938 and the persecution of Jews was increasingly violent. In 1943, the Japanese, who controlled Shanghai, forced most Jewish refugees into ghettos. Conditions were very harsh, but Ilie’s family survived the war. With the assistance of the American Joint Distribution Committee, a Jewish aid organization, Ilie received a scholarship to study art in Paris.

Artwork Title
Three Button Men's Suit
Date
1943-1945  (creation)
Geography
creation : Shanghai (China)
Classification
Art
Category
Drawings
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Ilie Wacs
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Record last modified: 2018-01-11 14:23:42
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