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Colored drawing of internment camp barracks by a Polish Jewish inmate

Object | Accession Number: 2003.462.3

Colored pencil drawing by Fiszel Zber of the barracks at Beaune-Le-Rolande internment camp in France where he was imprisoned from 1941-1942. Nazi Germany invaded France in May 1940. After the June armistice, the Germans occupied the north and western regions. In 1941, the Germans began rounding up Jewish residents who were not born in France. Zber, an artist specializing in woodcuts, was born in Poland. He was arrested as a foreign born Jew in 1941 and interned in Beaune-le-Rolande. While there, he drew scenes of the camp and the daily activities of the inmates. In 1942, the Germans began to deport foreign born Jews to concentration camps in the east. Zber was deported to Auschwitz where he was killed, age 33, on Oct. 26, 1942.

Artwork Title
Guard Tower and Barrack, Beaune-la-Rolande, 1941
Date
1941  (creation)
1941  (depiction)
Geography
creation : Beaune-la-Rolande (Concentration camp); Beaune-la-Rolande (France)
depiction : Beaune-la-Rolande (Concentration camp); Beaune-la-Rolande (France)
Language
French
Classification
Art
Category
Drawings
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection
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Record last modified: 2018-01-11 14:23:28
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