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Portrait of a child survivor drawn postwar by a former Polish slave laborer

Object | Accession Number: 2014.486.5

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    Portrait of a child survivor drawn postwar by a former Polish slave laborer

    Overview

    Brief Narrative
    Ink portrait drawing of a child created by Henryk Hechtkopf after his return to Warsaw, Poland, in 1946. In September 1939, Poland was invaded and partitioned by Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union. Henryk, a lawyer, was placed in Soviet captivity and sent to a slave labor camp. He survived imprisonment due to his drawing talent.
    Date
    publication/distribution:  1946
    Geography
    creation: Warsaw (Poland)
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Rachel Postawski
    Signature
    ink : Henryk Hechtkopf
    Contributor
    Artist: Henryk Hechtkopf

    Physical Details

    Classification
    Art
    Category
    Drawings
    Physical Description
    Portrait of child who was a Holocaust survivor.
    Dimensions
    overall: Height: 17.250 inches (43.815 cm) | Width: 13.250 inches (33.655 cm)
    Materials
    overall : cardboard, paper, ink

    Rights & Restrictions

    Conditions on Access
    No restrictions on access
    Conditions on Use
    No restrictions on use

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    Administrative Notes

    Provenance
    The drawing was donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 2014 by Rachel Postawski, the cousin of Henryk Hechtkopf.
    Record last modified:
    2022-07-28 21:51:14
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