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Cartoon of Mickey and Minnie Mouse created prewar by a Romanian high school student

Object | Accession Number: 2004.436.2

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.

Artwork Title
Mickey and Minnie Take a Ride
received:  approximately 1922
creation: Oradea (Romania)
received: Oradea (Romania)
Object Type
Cartoons (lcsh)
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Leorah Kroyanker
Record last modified: 2021-02-10 09:17:31
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