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Donald W. Rust collection

Collection
Collection Summary
Original color drawings created by Hungarian Jewish survivor Erwin Abadi and given to Pfc. Donald W. Rust (donor's grandfather) after liberation near Magdeburg; newsletters & documents of Rust’s US Army unit; photograph of woman depicted in Abadi drawing; photograph of Donald Rust; photograph and obituary of Edwin Rust (Donald’s brother); envelope and original housing material that collection arrived in and was stored in.
Provenance
Donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 2016 by Christina Brown, the granddaughter of Donald W. Rust. An accretion of two additional drawings were added to the collection by Christina Brown in 2017.
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Donald W. Rust papers

Document | Accession Number: 2016.248.1


Portrait of a woman drawn by Ervin Abadi and given to a US liberator

Object | Accession Number: 2016.248.2

Geography
creation: Hillersleben (Germany)
received: Hillersleben (Germany)
Date
creation:  1945 May 26
Portrait of a woman drawn by Ervin Abadi and given to a US liberator

Drawing of a soldier liberating a prisoner by Ervin Abadi given to a US liberator

Object | Accession Number: 2016.248.3

Geography
creation: Hillersleben (Germany)
received: Hillersleben (Germany)
Date
creation:  approximately 1945 May-1945 May 26
Drawing of a soldier liberating a prisoner by Ervin Abadi given to a US liberator

Drawing of an infant by Ervin Abadi given to a US soldier

Object | Accession Number: 2016.248.4

Geography
creation: Hillersleben (Germany)
received: Hillersleben (Germany)
Date
creation:  1945 May 26
Drawing of an infant by Ervin Abadi given to a US soldier
 
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