Child’s crayon drawing of a flower in a pot made by an Austrian Jewish refugee for his mother
- Artwork Title
- MEINER MUTTER
- Alternate Title
- My Mother
1928 May 13
1940 May (emigration)
- Object Type
Children's drawings (lcsh)
- Credit Line
- United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Alice and John Morawetz
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.
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Also in Alice and John Morawetz collection
The collection consists of a drawing, documents, and photographs from the 1920s to the 1940s relating to the experiences of Alice Tauscher and Hans Morawetz and their families in Vienna, Austria, of the Tauscher family in Trinidad, and of both families following their immigration to the United States during the Holocaust.
Date: approximately 1920-approximately 1945
The papers consist of 58 photographs, certificates, identification cards, and correspondence concerning the experiences of Alice Tauscher and Hans Morawetz [donors] in Austria, Trinidad, and the United States from the 1920s through the 1940s.