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Sophia Kalski collection

Collection
Collection Summary
The collection consists of paintings created by Sophia Kerpholz Kalski from 1981-1994 about her experiences in the ghettos in Lwow and Trembowla, Poland (Lviv and Terebovlia, Ukraine), and her life as a child living in hiding during the Holocaust.
Provenance
The collection was donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 2005 by Sophia Kalski.
Date
1981-1994
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Abstract painting of a falling head by a former hidden child expressing her grief at the loss of her father in the Holocaust

Object | Accession Number: 2004.698.1

Geography
creation : Israel
Date
1987  (creation)
1943 January  (commemoration)

Painting by Sophia Kalski of a building fire she saw with her father in the Lwow ghetto

Object | Accession Number: 2004.698.2

Geography
creation : Israel
depiction : Lwow (Poland) (historic); L'viv (Ukraine)
Date
1984  (creation)
1942 October  (depiction)

Painting by Sophia Kalski based on her experiences as a young girl hiding in a secret room as German soldiers search for Jews

Object | Accession Number: 2004.698.3

Geography
creation : Israel
depiction : L'viv (Ukraine)
Date
approximately 1988  (creation)
1943 January 05-1943 January 06  (depiction)

Painting by Sophia Kalski based on her experiences as a young girl looking through a window at a horsedrawn sleigh packed with dead bodies

Object | Accession Number: 2004.698.4

Geography
creation : Israel
depiction : Lwow (Poland) (historic); L'viv (Ukraine)
Date
1988  (creation)
1943 January 07  (depiction)

Painting by Sophia Kalski based on her experiences as a young girl in a red dress watching children play a game in the Lwow ghetto

Object | Accession Number: 2004.698.5

Geography
creation : Israel
depiction : Lwow (Poland) (historic); L'viv (Ukraine)
Date
1987  (creation)
1942 September-1942 December  (depiction)

Painting by Sophia Kalski based on her experiences as a young girl inside a room with a circle of charred bodies in the Lwow ghetto

Object | Accession Number: 2004.698.6

Geography
creation : Israel
depiction : Lwow (Poland) (historic); L'viv (Ukraine)
Date
1985  (creation)
1943 January  (depiction)

Painting by Sophia Kalski based on her experiences as a young girl standing alone at the Lwow ghetto fence in the falling snow

Object | Accession Number: 2004.698.7

Geography
creation : Israel
depiction : Lwow (Poland) (historic); L'viv (Ukraine)
Date
1986  (creation)
1943 January  (depiction)

Painting by Sophia Kalski based on her experiences as a young girl exhausted and alone in a bare room in the Lwow ghetto

Object | Accession Number: 2004.698.8

Geography
creation : Israel
depiction : Lwow (Poland) (historic); L'viv (Ukraine)
Date
1987  (creation)
1943 February  (depiction)

Painting by Sophia Kalski based on her experiences as a young girl with her father in a restaurant in the Lwow ghetto

Object | Accession Number: 2004.698.9

Geography
creation : Israel
depiction : Lwow (Poland) (historic); L'viv (Ukraine)
Date
1985  (creation)
1942 December  (depiction)

Painting by Sophia Kalski based on her experiences as a young girl visiting friends in a sparsely furnished interior in the Lwow ghetto

Object | Accession Number: 2004.698.10

Geography
creation : Israel
depiction : Lwow (Poland) (historic); L'viv (Ukraine)
Date
approximately 1987  (creation)
1943 February  (depiction)

Painting by Sophia Kalski based on her childhood experiences when she hid with a group of people in a basement as soldiers searched upstairs

Object | Accession Number: 2004.698.11

Geography
creation : Israel
depiction : Lwow (Poland) (historic); L'viv (Ukraine)
Date
1985  (creation)
1943 February  (depiction)

Painting by Sophia Kalski based on her experiences as a young child finding refuge following the death of her father in the Lwow ghetto

Object | Accession Number: 2004.698.12

Geography
creation : Israel
depiction : Lwow (Poland) (historic); L'viv (Ukraine)
Date
1985  (creation)
1943 March  (depiction)

Painting by Sophia Kalski based on her experiences as a young child hiding behind a door as soldiers searched a room in the Lwow ghetto

Object | Accession Number: 2004.698.13

Geography
creation : Israel
depiction : Lwow (Poland) (historic); L'viv (Ukraine)
Date
approximately 1990  (creation)
1943 February  (depiction)

Painting by Sophia Kalski picturing her escape through the Lwow ghetto fence when she was a young child

Object | Accession Number: 2004.698.14

Geography
creation : Israel
depiction : Lwow (Poland) (historic); L'viv (Ukraine)
Date
approximately 1990  (creation)
1943 March  (depiction)

Painting by Sophia Kalski of a young girl hiding in an underground bunker with a group of men, women, and children

Object | Accession Number: 2004.698.15

Geography
creation : Israel
depiction : Trembowla ghetto (Poland) (historic); Terebovlia (Ukraine)
Date
approximately 1990  (creation)
1943 April 07  (depiction)

Painting by Sophia Kalski of a young girl watching 4 men carry a woman shot to death by the Germans in the Trembowla ghetto

Object | Accession Number: 2004.698.16

Geography
creation : Israel
depiction : Trembowla ghetto (Poland) (historic); Terebovlia (Ukraine)
Date
1987  (creation)
1943 April  (depiction)

Painting by Sophia Kalski of the grove of trees where she and her mother hid after escaping the Trembowla ghetto

Object | Accession Number: 2004.698.17

Geography
creation : Israel
depiction : Trembowla ghetto (Poland) (historic); Terebovlia (Ukraine)
Date
1982  (creation)
1943 June  (depiction)

Painting by Sophia Kalski of a young girl and her mother with their rescuers in a wheatfield after their escape from the ghetto

Object | Accession Number: 2004.698.18

Geography
creation : Israel
depiction : Trembowla ghetto (Poland) (historic); Terebovlia (Ukraine)
Date
1985  (creation)
1943 June  (depiction)

Painting by Sophia Kalski expressing how she felt when she was a young girl imprisoned in the ghettos

Object | Accession Number: 2004.698.19

Geography
creation : Israel
depiction : Trembowla (Poland) (historic); Terebovlia (Ukraine)
Date
1994  (creation)
1942 September-1943 May  (depiction)

Painting by Sophia Kalski of a young girl sitting with raised fists on a trash heap of discarded objects surrounded by oversized burning candles

Object | Accession Number: 2004.698.20

Geography
creation : Israel
depiction : Trembowla ghetto (Poland) (historic); Terebovlia (Ukraine)
Date
1987  (creation)
1942 September-1944 March  (depiction)
 
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