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Jo Spier drawing of men and women waving paper on a street corner

Object | Accession Number: 2016.353.5

Ink and watercolor drawing created by Jo Spier while imprisoned in Theresienstadt ghetto-labor camp from June 1943-May 1945. It depcits a street corner with a crowd of men and women, some are waving pieces of paper. 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
Crowd at a street corner, Theresienstadt, December 1943
Date
1943 December  (creation)
1944  (depiction)
Geography
creation : Theresienstadt (Concentration camp); Terezin (Ustecky kraj, Czech Republic)
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 18:04:37
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