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Drawing of a manor house with a fence by A German Jewish refugee

Object | Accession Number: 2005.546.90

Sketch of a large home in a wooded area by Willy Schwabacher. Willy obtained his doctorate degree in archeology, and in 1932, the German Archaeological Institute sent Willy to work in Turkey, Italy and Greece. In 1934, Willy was working at an excavation site in Athens and was expelled from the site in 1935 due to his Jewish heritage. Instead of returning to Germany, Willy went to Austria, where he joined the Austrian Archaeological Institute. After Germany annexed Austria in 1938, Willy moved to Britain and in 1939 he went to Copenhagen to work at the National Museum. When the Germans declared martial law in 1943, Willy fled to Sweden. He stayed in Sweden, eventually working for the National Museum. After the war he married Annemie, a survivor of Bergen Belsen concentration camp. He died in 1972 at the age of 75 in Stockholm, Sweden.

Artwork Title
Manor house
creation:  1914 April 19
creation: Frankfurt am Main (Germany)
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Michael G. Rossmann
Record last modified: 2021-02-10 08:54:30
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