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Child’s crayon drawing of a flower in a pot made by an Austrian Jewish refugee for his mother

Object | Accession Number: 2005.282.2 a-b

Crayon sketch of a flower made by 7 year old Hans Morawetz for his mother, Therese, on May 13, 1928, when they lived in Vienna, Austria. In March 1938, Austria was annexed by Nazi Germany. The Germans enacted persecutory measures towards Jews and the family apartment was confiscated. Hans’s father, Franz, was able to obtain US immigration visas for Hans, his mother, and his older brother, Walter. In May 1940, they left Vienna for Genoa, Italy, and sailed for New York aboard the US United States. His father was deported on July 29, 1942, from Vienna to Theresienstadt; two years later he was killed in Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp.

Artwork Title
MEINER MUTTER
Alternate Title
My Mother
Date
1928 May 13  (creation)
1940 May  (emigration)
Geography
creation : Vienna (Austria)
Language
German
Classification
Art
Category
Children's art
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Alice and John Morawetz
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Record last modified: 2018-10-24 14:05:10
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