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Drawing of the lookout tower and barracks of Dachau concentration camp made by a recently liberated inmate

Object | Accession Number: 2007.271.2

Drawing commemorating the liberation of Dachau concentration camp created by Fred Rudkowski, a former prisoner. It depicts a lookout tower and barracks at the camp. Rudkowski entrusted the drawing on his departure from the camp in July 1945 to one of his nurses, Irene Halmi, in the US Army hospital where he had recovered from the inhumane conditions he had endured as an inmate. Lieutenant Halmi was a nurse in the 127th Evacuation Hospital which arrived in Dachau on May 2, 1945, soon after its liberation on April 29 by American troops.

Artwork Title
Dachau 29 IV. 43
Date
1945 April 29  (commemoration)
1945 July  (received)
Geography
creation : Dachau (Concentration camp); Dachau (Germany)
Classification
Art
Category
Drawings
Object Type
Color drawing (lcsh)
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Irene Halmi
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Record last modified: 2018-07-12 16:40:26
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