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Object | Accession Number: 2018.60.1

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    Painting

    Overview

    Brief Narrative
    Painting done by Ernst Israel, dated c. 1951, that depicts China where he was during the Holocaust,
    Date
    creation:  approximately 1951
    Geography
    depiction: China
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Susan Gerger Decker
    Signature
    Israel 51
    Contributor
    Artist: Ernst Israel
    Biography
    Ernst Israel (1905-1987) was born in Cologne, Germany. After the Nazis took power in Germany, Ernst fled to Shanghai, one of his three sisters fled to Belgium, another to England, and the third was hidden. Ernst managed a wooden button factory called Holz Knöpfe Israel (HIK) in his home in Shanghai and employed eight Chinese people. He married Hildegard Cohn Ksinski in December 1943, and the couple immigrated to the United States with their two year old son Kay Frank aboard the SS Marine Swallow in 1948 and settled in Salt Lake City.

    Physical Details

    Classification
    Art
    Category
    Paintings
    Object Type
    Painting (lcsh)
    Physical Description
    Framed painting on board depicting a river scene with bridge and buildings.
    Dimensions
    overall: Height: 10.500 inches (26.67 cm) | Width: 13.500 inches (34.29 cm)
    pictorial area: Height: 9.000 inches (22.86 cm) | Width: 12.125 inches (30.798 cm)
    Materials
    overall : wood, paint, metal

    Rights & Restrictions

    Conditions on Access
    No restrictions on access
    Conditions on Use
    Restrictions on use. The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum does not own copyright to this material. No information about the copyright was included on the Deed of Gift.

    Administrative Notes

    Provenance
    The painting was donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 2018 by Susan Gerger Decker.
    Record last modified:
    2023-02-23 16:50:50
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