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Portrait of a US soldier by George Byfield, a former camp inmate, after liberation

Object | Accession Number: 2006.405.1

Framed watercolor portrait made for Captain William Adams Bridgforth, United States 7th Army, by Gyorgy Beifeld (George Byfield), in Dachau concentration camp after liberation in exchange for a pack of cigarettes. Byfield had been an prisoner at the camp, which was liberated by the United States 7th Army on April 19, 1945. Byfield had been deported from Budapest to a concentration camp following the German occupation of Hungary in March 1944.

Artwork Title
Portrait of Captain William Adams Bridgforth
Date
1945 July  (creation)
Geography
creation : Dachau (Concentration camp); Dachau (Germany)
Language
English
Classification
Art
Category
Paintings
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of the family of Burgess K. and William A. Bridgforth
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Record last modified: 2018-01-11 14:23:09
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