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Pencil sketch of an older man given to a Jewish refugee in a postwar orphanage

Object | Accession Number: 2005.349.2

Pencil sketch of a man owned by Julia Rabinowicz, possibly acquired while she was in the Helenowek children's home. In 1939, the Germans invaded and occupied Poland. The next year, Julia, her parents, Becalel and Solomea, and her sister, Krystyna, were interned in the Jewish ghetto in Lodz. In August 1944, when she was 17 years old, Julia and her mother were deported to Auschwitz concentration camp. Julia was then transferred to the Kratzau labor camp in Czechoslovakia, where she was liberated on May 9, 1945. Her parents perished in the Holocaust. Her sister survived. Julia returned to Lodz after the war and, until 1949, lived in the Helenowek children’s home, operated by the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee.

Artwork Title
Portrait of a Man
Date
1946-1949  (use)
Geography
creation : Helenowek orphanage; Helenowek (Poland)
Classification
Art
Category
Drawings
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Olga Lax
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Record last modified: 2018-01-11 14:24:29
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