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Book of sketches done by a French resistance prisoner in several concentration camps

Publication | Accession Number: 1988.114.1

Published sketches created by Leon Delarbre while imprisoned by the Germans in Dora, Auschwitz, Buchenwald, and Bergen-Belsen concentration camps, where he was liberated on April 15, 1945.. Delarbre was arrested on January 3, 1944, for resistance activities against the German regime which had occupied France since June 1940. He was a trained painter as well as a jeweler and watchmaker. In 1935, he founded the School of Fine Arts in Belfort, where he was initially jailed. Friends helped him obtain scraps of paper and pencils to document prison life. He hid the drawings in his uniform to preserve them.

Title
Dora, Auschwitz, Buchenwald, Bergen-Belsen: croquis clandestins
Date
1945  (publication/distribution)
Geography
publication : Paris (France)
Language
French
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Sybil Milton
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