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Autobiographical sketch created in a DP camp of a Ghetto evacuation

Object | Accession Number: 1988.14.1

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    Overview

    Brief Narrative
    Drawing depicting the evacuation of a ghetto created by Lucjan Saltzman, later George Salton, at a displaced persons camp in 1946 in Neustadt, Germany. In 1941-42, twenty-three year old Lucjan was transferred from the Rzeszow ghetto in Poland to the concentration camp there. He was later deported to a number of concentration and labor camps, including Płaszów and Wieliczka in Poland, Colmar and Urbis, subcamps of Natzweiler in France, Watenstedt, a subcamp of Neuengamme, Ravensbrück, and Wobbelin, a subcamp of Neuengamme in Germany. After liberation, he spent two years in various displaced persons camps in Germany before emigrating to the United States.
    Artwork Title
    Clearing the Ghetto
    Date
    creation:  1946
    Geography
    creation: displaced persons camp; Neustadt (Germany)
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of George Salton
    Contributor
    Artist: George L. Salton
    Biography
    George Salton (1928-2016) was born Lucjan Salzman on January 7, 1928 in Tyczyn, Poland to Henry and Anna Salzman. He had one brother named Emil. In 1941, he was forced into the ghetto in Rzeszów and was transferred to the Rzeszów concentration camp in 1942. He was later deported to a number of camps, including Plaszów, Wieliczka, Colmar and Urbis (both subcamps of Natzweiler), Watenstedt (a subcamp of Neuengamme), Ravensbrück, and Wobbelin (a subcamp of Neuengamme). After liberation, he spent two years in various displaced persons camps in Germany before immigrating to the United States in 1948. While serving in the U.S. Army, he met Ruth Wolfberg, a fellow survivor. The couple married and raised three children in Rome, NY. After his retirement, he wrote a book, The 23rd Psalm: A Holocaust Memoir, and co-founded with his wife the Palm Beach chapter of Leah and later Insight, organizations dedicated to the education of young people about the Holocaust.

    Physical Details

    Classification
    Art
    Category
    Drawings
    Physical Description
    Image of a caricature of Himmler holding a document titled "List of Poles and Jews to be Executed." Two unfinished drawings of Nazi officers on verso.
    Dimensions
    overall: Height: 16.000 inches (40.64 cm) | Width: 19.500 inches (49.53 cm)
    pictorial area: Height: 10.750 inches (27.305 cm) | Width: 14.375 inches (36.513 cm)
    Materials
    overall : paper, ink, adhesive, graphite

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    No restrictions on access
    Conditions on Use
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    Administrative Notes

    Provenance
    The drawing was donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in1988 by George Salton.
    Record last modified:
    2022-07-28 18:11:44
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