Cartoon of Mickey and Minnie Mouse created prewar by a Romanian high school student
- Artwork Title
- Mickey and Minnie Take a Ride
received : Oradea (Romania)
- Object Type
- Credit Line
- United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Leorah Kroyanker
Cartoon belonging to Ladislaus Farkas drawn by Kalman Wavrek depicting Mickey and Minnie Mouse. In 1922, Wavrek graduated from the Oradea Gymnasium in Romania with classmate Ladislaus Farkas. Ladislaus later received a Ph.D in chemistry and worked at the Kaiser-Wilhelm Institut fur Physikalische Chemie in Berlin, Germany. On April 7, 1933, a law was enacted forbidding Jewish civil servants from holding public positions. Farkas lost his job. He went to work in England, and then in 1935, emigrated to Palestine after accepting an offer from Chaim Weizmann to teach at Hebrew University. During the war, Farkas developed chemical applications used by the military. His parents, Istvan and Anna, and niece, Kati, were murdered at Auschwitz.
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Also in Ladislaus Farkas collection
The collection consists of a drawing and photographs relating to the experiences of the Farkas family in Romania and of Ladislaus Farkas in Germany prior to the Holocaust.
Date: 1922-approximately 1935
One of the photographs depicts a man in a horse-drawn wagon, and the other photograph depicts two men sitting in a car.