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Jo Spier drawing of a couple with a Czech coat of arms

Object | Accession Number: 2016.353.3

Ink and watercolor drawing created by Jo Spier while imprisoned in Theresienstadt ghetto-labor camp from June 1943-May 1945. It depicts a couple leaning on a shield bearing the Czech coat of arms. Spier, a Jewish artist from the Netherlands, was arrested for creating a satirical cartoon of Hitler in 1943 and deported to Theresienstadt in German occupied Czechoslovakia with his wife and three children. They returned to Amsterdam after May 9, 1945, when the camp was liberated by Soviet forces.

Artwork Title
Couple with the Czech shield, Theresienstadt, 1943
Date
1943  (creation)
1944  (depiction)
Geography
creation : Theresienstadt (Concentration camp); Terezin (Ustecky kraj, Czech Republic)
Classification
Art
Category
Drawings
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of the Pick Family
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Record last modified: 2018-02-05 18:05:25
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