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Watercolor of the director of an UNRRA displaced persons camp

Object | Accession Number: 2007.162.9

Watercolor portrait of Carl Atkin drawn by Annemarie Loewe Durra while she was a resident of Deggendorf displaced persons camp in Germany and Atkin was the camp director. Atkin ran the camp for UNRAA (United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration) in the summer and fall of 1945. Annemarie and her husband Willi were interned in Theresienstadt ghetto-labor camp in German occupied Czechoslovakia in 1943. Annemarie, a professional cartoonist, continued to draw and Willi, former choral director of the Breslau synagogue, directed a choir of inmates. On October 16, 1944, Willi was deported and murdered in Auschwitz-Birkenau killing center. Annemarie was liberated on May 9, 1945. On August 9, she was transferred to Deggendorf. Collection 2004.357 has drawings she did in Thersesienstadt. Annemarie emigrated to the United States in 1950.

Artwork Title
Buonaparte of Deggendorf, Deggendorf DP camp, fall 1945
Date
1945 August-1945 December  (creation)
Language
English
Classification
Art
Category
Paintings
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Richard Katz
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Record last modified: 2018-03-29 13:20:40
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