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Pencil sketch of two people embracing drawn by Ossip Lubitch in Drancy internment camp

Object | Accession Number: 2004.386.33

Pencil drawing of two people reclining in bed created by Ossip Lubitch while he was imprisoned from July-August 1944 in Drancy internment camp. He dug ditches during the day and sketched scenes of camp life in the barracks after work. Ossip was a professional artist, originally from Russia, who had moved to Paris in the early 1920s. The city was occupied by Nazi Germany after the June 1940 French-German armistice. Jews were ordered to register with the police, but Ossip did not comply. In July 1944, he was denounced by his neighbors as a friend to Jews. He was arrested, and sent to Drancy. One day in August, the German guards fled because Allied forces were in the region. Ossip walked back to Paris which was liberated by US troops on August 25.

Artwork Title
Two people embracing in bed
Date
1944 July-1944 August  (creation)
Geography
creation : Drancy (Concentration camp); Drancy (France)
depiction : Drancy (Concentration camp); Drancy (France)
Language
French
Classification
Art
Category
Drawings
Object Type
Pencil drawing (lcsh)
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection
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Record last modified: 2018-09-27 16:18:57
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