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Drawing of a tree by an American concentration camp inmate

Object | Accession Number: 2016.468.5

Pencil drawing of a tree by Elsie Ragusin, created at an unknown date. Elsie was born in New York to a couple who had immigrated years earlier to America from Italy. In 1939, the Ragusin family went to Italy on an extended visit. Elsie and her father were arrested as political spies. Elsie was imprisoned in Auschwitz and Ravensbrück concentration camps. She was liberated in 1945, and taken to Sweden to recover. She returned to the US in December 1945, and was reunited with her brothers.

Object Type
Trees in art (lcsh)
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection
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Record last modified: 2018-01-31 13:49:27
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