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Ink drawing of sailboats near a dockside cafe by a refugee from Nazi Germany

Object | Accession Number: 2005.546.53

Ink sketch of boats in a harbor created in 1934 by Nelly Rossmann. Nelly was a graphic designer for the Frankfurter Zeitung, a progressive newspaper in Frankfurt, Germany, when Hitler was appointed Chancellor on January 30, 1933. Nelly was a Quaker, but had been born Jewish. In 1935, she was fired due to a decree that Jews could not work in publishing. After Kristallnacht in November 1938, her parents left for England. Nelly sent her eight year old, Michael, to a Quaker school in the Netherlands, but she still had strong pro-German feelings and was not ready to leave. In 1939, she and Michael went to England to visit her family; while they were there, Germany invaded Poland and war broke out. They remained in England, and after the war ended in May 1945, became British citizens.

Artwork Title
Sailboats in the Harbor
Date
1934  (creation)
July
Geography
creation : Frankfurt am Main (Germany)
Language
German
Classification
Art
Category
Drawings
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Michael G. Rossmann
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Record last modified: 2018-10-24 14:07:23
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