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Ink and pencil drawing of a church in Theresienstadt ghetto/labor camp by an inmate

Object | Accession Number: 2007.177.3

Drawing of a church in Terezin created on October 22, 1943, by Frantizek Zelenka, an inmate at Theresienstadt concentration camp. He gave the drawing to a fellow inmate, Fritz Silten. Frantizek was a scene painter for the camp’s theater and was forced to create art for the Germans at the camp. Works such as this drawing often were done by the artists in secret. Frantizek was an established theater designer when he was deported to Theresienstadt from Prague, Czechoslovakia. He eventually was sent to Auschwitz and died in the gas chamber on October 19, 1944.

Artwork Title
View of a Church Tower in Theresienstadt
creation:  1943 October 22
creation: Theresienstadt (Concentration camp); Terezin (Ustecky kraj, Czech Republic)
Object Type
Pencil drawing (lcsh)
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Ruth Gabriele Silten
Record last modified: 2022-07-28 18:11:29
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