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.
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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.
The Louis Ranciato collection includes a journal, photographs, and newspaper clippings relating to Staff Sergeant Louis Ranciato’s experience in the United States Army and as a liberator of the Dachau concentration camp. The journal includes entries and poems recalling his experiences, starting in 1941, and provides a timeline and his comments on the development of the war and returning home. The entries dated May 2-7, 1945 describe his observations of Dachau. The collection also includes photographs of a man believed to be Louis during his time in the military and of Dachau after liberation as well as newspaper clippings about the liberation of Dachau.