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Drypoint etching by Lea Grundig of lifeless figures spread over the earth

Object | Accession Number: 1987.92.8

Intaglio print, So wird es sein I, created by Lea Grundig in 1936 in Nazi Germany. It is number 11 from the series, Krieg Droht. It depicts an apocalyptic landscape scattered with dead and dying human figures. 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, 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
So wird es sein I
Alternate Title
Thus It Will Be 1
War Threatens
Series Title
Krieg Droht
creation:  1936
issue:  approximately 1972
creation: Dresden (Germany)
Object Type
War in art (lcsh)
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection
Record last modified: 2022-03-28 09:41:03
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