Portrait of a US soldier by Gyorgy Byfield, liberated concentration camp inmate
- Artwork Title
- Portrait of Louis Ranciato
after 1945 April 19-before 1945 December
Dachau (Concentration camp) after liberation;
- Object Type
Portrait painting (lcsh)
- Credit Line
- United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Rosalie Heffernan and Anthony Ranciato
Framed portrait painting of Staff Sergeant Louis Ranciato, United States Army, a liberator of Dachau concentration camp. It was painted by George Byfield [Gyorgy Beifeld] in the camp after its liberation by the 7th Army on April 19, 1945. Byfield, a camp inmate, had been deported from Budapest, Hungary, following the German occupation in March 1944.
Record last modified: 2018-03-23 11:38:18
This page: https://collections.ushmm.org/search/catalog/irn539511
Also in Louis Ranciato collection
The collection consists of a portrait painting by Gyorgy Beifeld (George Byfield), clippings, a journal, and photographs relating to the experiences of Louis Ranciato, Staff Sergeant in the United States Army and a liberator of Dachau concentration camp in Germany during World War II.
Contains a journal written by Louis Ranciato, 1945; loose photographs; a newspaper clipping; and an envelope.