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Drypoint etching by Lea Grundig of a people being pushed off a cliff

Object | Accession Number: 1987.92.5

Intaglio print, Untergang, created by Lea Grundig in 1936 in Nazi Germany. This is number 10 from the series, Krieg Droht. Lea Grundig and her husband, Hans, were dedicated Communists who created anti-Fascist works documenting and protesting conditions under Nazi rule in Dresden. Such works were prohibited under Hitler and the Nazi regime. Lea, 30, was arrested for her resistance art in 1936, but released. She continued working as an artist and was arrested in 1938 for high treason and sentenced to two years in the Dresden Gestapo prison. In December 1939, Lea was released and left for Palestine. Hans, 35, was also arrested in 1936 and 1938, and in 1940, he was imprisoned in Sachenhausen concentration camp. He was released in 1944 and went to the Soviet Union. The couple reunited in 1949 when Lea returned to Dresden.

Artwork Title
Untergang
Alternate Title
Downfall
Series Title
Krieg Droht!
War Threatens
Date
1936  (creation)
1972  (issue)
Geography
creation : Dresden (Germany)
Language
German
Classification
Art
Category
Prints
Object Type
War in art (lcsh)
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection
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Record last modified: 2018-01-23 14:05:44
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