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Wooden sculpture of a grieving woman by a Lithuanian Jewish veteran, Soviet Army

Object | Accession Number: 2016.111.1

Wooden sculpture carved by Jakovas Bunka, of a woman grieving over the body of a man laying at her feet. Bunka, a native of Plunge, Lithuania, joined the Soviet Army circa 1940-1941. When he returned to Plunge after the war ended in May 1945, he learned the the entire Jewish community had been massacred during the German occupation.

Alternate Title
Day of Pain
Language
Yiddish
Classification
Art
Category
Sculpture
Object Type
Wood sculpture (lcsh)
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Esther and Howard Margol
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Record last modified: 2018-04-12 15:41:54
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