Advanced Search

Learn About The Holocaust

Special Collections

My Saved Research

Login

Register

Help

Skip to main content

Plate 7, Herbert Sandberg, Der Weg: man reciting Heine to young boys

Object | Accession Number: 1988.12.7

Aquatint created by Herbert Sandberg of himself as a young boy, listening to a teacher recite Heine. It is one in the series, Der Weg (The Path), a limited edition of 70 intaglio prints created from 1958-1965 for Buchenwald Museum for the 20th anniversary of liberation. Sandberg was imprisoned for 11 years by the Nazi regime, 7 under brutal conditions in Buchenwald concentration camp. Der Weg is a comprehensive autobiographical cycle, made to remind people of the day to day life destroyed by the Nazi dictatorship, as well as the horrors and immorality of the camps. The main sections are: prints 1-25, pre-1933 life; 26-60, resistance and persecution, including reconstructions of drawings Sandberg made while incarcerated; and 61-70, survivors postwar and the making of a new Germany. Sandberg, 26, was arrested in Berlin in 1934 for distributing anti-Nazi literature. He was convicted of treason and jailed. In 1938, he was transferred to the recently opened Buchenwald, as prisoner 3491, marked as both a Jewish and a political prisoner. In 1944, ill and in the infirmary, Sandberg created his first artworks as a prisoner. Buchenwald was liberated on June 12, 1945, by US troops. Sandberg returned to Berlin and resumed his career.

Artwork Title
Denk ich an Deutschland in der Nacht
Alternate Title
When I think of Germany at Night
Series Title
Der Weg 70 Aquatinta-Radierungen
Date
1962  (creation)
Geography
creation : Berlin (Germany : East)
Language
German
Classification
Art
Category
Prints
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection
Expand all
 
Record last modified: 2018-10-24 14:04:12
This page: https://collections.ushmm.org/search/catalog/irn521132