Drawing by Arthur Szyk featuring caricatures of Petain and Laval
- Artwork Title
- Slave dealers
after 1942 September 04
- Object Type
Pencil drawing (lcsh)
- Credit Line
- United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Ronald D. Abramson
Pencil and ink drawing by Arthur Szyk depicting a group of men marching as Philippe Petain and Pierre Laval, French collaborationist leaders, look on in the background. It is Szyk's commentary on the Sept. 4, 1942, French law authorizing the forced recruitment of conscript labor for Nazi Germany.
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Also in Anne and Ronald Abramson collection
The collection consists of two prints by Arthur Szyk.
Watercolor drawing created by Arthur Szyk as a design for an Israeli postage stamp. Moses, Aaron, and Hur symbolize the temporal and spiritual authority in the new state as well as the nation's need to defend itself against Amalek, the Jews' ancient and perennial enemy, who appears in every generation. With his arms raised high, Moses stands as the guarantee of final victory