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Esther Lurie collection

Collection
Collection Summary
The collection consists of artifacts, drawings, correspondence, documents, photographs, and publications relating to the experiences of Esther Lurie before the Holocaust in Latvia, Palestine, and Western Europe, during the Holocaust when she was imprisoned in the Kovno (Kaunus) Ghetto in Lithuania, Stuthoff concentration camp and Leibitsch forced labor camp in Germany, and after the Holocaust during and after her return journey to Israel.
Provenance
The collection was donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 1995 by Esther Lurie.
Date
1913-1993
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Esther Lurie papers

Document | Accession Number: 1995.A.0989.1 | RG Number: RG-24.022

Date
1919-1995

Yellow damask purse made by a liberated slave labor camp inmate, saved by another inmate

Object | Accession Number: 1995.A.0989.2

Geography
creation : Leibisch (Concentration camp) afer liberation; Lubicz (Poland)
Date
1945 February

Inscribed wooden mixing spoon and patch saved by a Jewish Latvian slave labor camp inmate

Object | Accession Number: 1995.A.0989.3 a-b

Geography
creation : Leibisch (Concentration camp); Lubicz (Poland)
Date
1945 January 23
1945 January 23-1965 January 23

Holocaust Commemoration Day Remember pin worn by a Latvian Jewish survivor

Object | Accession Number: 1995.A.0989.4 a

Geography
issue : Jerusalem
Date
approximately 1965

Holocaust Commemoration Day Remember card received by a Latvian Jewish survivor

Object | Accession Number: 1995.A.0989.4 b

Geography
issue : Jerusalem

Pin used to attach a Holocaust commemorative ribbon worn by a Latvian Jewish survivor

Object | Accession Number: 1995.A.0989.5 a

Geography
distribution : Lohame ha-Geta’ ot (Israel)

Portrait of an Orthodox Jewish youth drawn by Esther Lurie

Object | Accession Number: 1995.A.0989.6

Geography
creation : Jerusalem
Date
1962 May 26

Sketch of a Holocaust remembrance ceremony by Esther Lurie

Object | Accession Number: 1995.A.0989.7

Geography
creation : Tel Aviv (Israel)
depiction : Kibbutz Lohamei Hagetaot; Israel
Date
approximately 1962-1965

Sketches of a fellow concentration camp inmate by Esther Lurie

Object | Accession Number: 1995.A.0989.8

Geography
creation : Tel Aviv (Israel)
Date
approximately 1965
1944
Sketches of a fellow concentration camp inmate by Esther Lurie

Portraits of a fellow concentration camp inmate by Esther Lurie

Object | Accession Number: 1995.A.0989.9

Geography
creation : Tel Aviv (Israel)
Date
1976
1944

Commemorative postage stamp mockup with art by Esther Lurie

Object | Accession Number: 1995.A.0989.10

Geography
issue : Israel
manufacture : Tel Aviv (Israel)
Date
1958
1944

Sketches of men with Judenstern by Esther Lurie

Object | Accession Number: 1995.A.0989.11


Sketch of people digging near a house by Esther Lurie

Object | Accession Number: 1995.A.0989.12

Geography
creation : Tel Aviv (Israel)
depiction : Kovno ghetto (historic); Kaunas (Lithuania)
Date
1957
1941

Drawing of people digging for potatoes by Esther Lurie

Object | Accession Number: 1995.A.0989.13

Geography
creation : Tel Aviv (Israel)
depiction : Kovno ghetto (historic); Kaunas (Lithuania)
Date
1957
1941

Eleven preparatory figure sketches by Esther Lurie

Object | Accession Number: 1995.A.0989.14

Geography
creation : Tel Aviv (Israel)
depiction : Kovno ghetto (historic); Kaunas (Lithuania)
Date
1957
1941

Ten preparatory figure sketches by Esther Lurie

Object | Accession Number: 1995.A.0989.15

Geography
creation : Tel Aviv (Israel)
depiction : Kovno ghetto (historic); Kaunas (Lithuania)
Date
1957
1941

Preparatory sketch of figures working in a field by Esther Lurie

Object | Accession Number: 1995.A.0989.16

Geography
creation : Tel Aviv (Israel)
depiction : Kovno ghetto (historic); Kaunas (Lithuania)
Date
1957
1941

Council building in Kovno Ghetto drawn by Esther Lurie

Object | Accession Number: 1995.A.0989.17

Geography
creation : Tel Aviv (Israel)
depiction : Kovno ghetto (historic); Kaunas (Lithuania)
Date
1957
1943

Sketch by Esther Lurie of Kovno ghetto Jewish Council building

Object | Accession Number: 1995.A.0989.18

Geography
creation : Tel Aviv (Israel)
depiction : Kovno ghetto (historic); Kaunas (Lithuania)
Date
1957
1943

Person waiting at a ghetto gate drawn by Esther Lurie

Object | Accession Number: 1995.A.0989.19

Geography
creation : Tel Aviv (Israel)
depiction : Kovno ghetto (historic); Kaunas (Lithuania)
Date
1957
1943

Portrait of a cap wearing youth by Esther Lurie

Object | Accession Number: 1995.A.0989.20

Geography
creation : Tel Aviv (Israel)
depiction : Kovno ghetto (historic); Kaunas (Lithuania)
Date
1957
1942

Etching of a young man dressed for work with a Judenstern by Esther Lurie

Object | Accession Number: 1995.A.0989.21

Geography
creation : Tel Aviv (Israel)
Date
approximately 1957
approximately 1942

Esther Lurie full length self-portrait while a concentration camp inmate

Object | Accession Number: 1995.A.0989.22

Geography
creation : Tel Aviv (Israel)
Date
1957
1944

Esther Lurie self-portrait study while a concentration camp inmate

Object | Accession Number: 1995.A.0989.23

Geography
creation : Tel Aviv (Israel)
Date
1958
1944

Esther Lurie self-portrait while a concentration camp inmate

Object | Accession Number: 1995.A.0989.24

Geography
creation : Tel Aviv (Israel)
Date
1957

Sketch of a worker carrying a shovel drawn by Esther Lurie

Object | Accession Number: 1995.A.0989.25

Geography
creation : Tel Aviv (Israel)
Date
1957
1941

Prewar portrait of a male artist by Esther Lurie

Object | Accession Number: 1995.A.0989.26

Geography
creation : Tel Aviv (Palestine) historic; Tel Aviv (Israel)
Date
1935

Double sided sketch of Kovno Ghetto life by Esther Lurie

Object | Accession Number: 1995.A.0989.27

Geography
depiction : Kovno ghetto (historic); Kaunas (Lithuania)
creation : Tel Aviv (Israel)
Date
1941
1957

Sketch of a courtyard by Esther Lurie

Object | Accession Number: 1995.A.0989.28


Portrait of a Jewish Brigade soldier by Esther Lurie

Object | Accession Number: 1995.A.0989.29

Geography
creation : Naples (Italy)
Date
1945

Sketch of the Israel Philharmonic by Esther Lurie

Object | Accession Number: 1995.A.0989.30

Geography
creation : Tel Aviv (Israel)
Date
1962

Sketch of Stravinsky and the Israel Philharmonic by Esther Lurie

Object | Accession Number: 1995.A.0989.31

Geography
creation : Tel Aviv (Israel)
Date
1963

Sketch of the conductor, Israel Philharmonic by Esther Lurie

Object | Accession Number: 1995.A.0989.32

Geography
creation : Tel Aviv (Israel)
Date
1964 August 23

Sketch of the bay and Bar Harbor shore by Esther Lurie

Object | Accession Number: 1995.A.0989.33

Geography
creation : Bar Harbor (Me.)
Date
1981 April 24

Sketch of the bay and tree lined shore in Bar Harbor by Esther Lurie

Object | Accession Number: 1995.A.0989.34

Geography
creation : Bar Harbor (Me.)
Date
1981 April 24

Sketch of a house in the woods by Esther Lurie

Object | Accession Number: 1995.A.0989.35

Geography
creation : Bar Harbor (Me.)
Date
1981 April 24

Sketch of trees in Maine by Esther Lurie

Object | Accession Number: 1995.A.0989.36

Geography
creation : Orono (Me.)
Date
1981 April 26
1981 April 26

Sketches of Eichmann with headphones at trial drawn by Esther Lurie

Object | Accession Number: 1995.A.0989.37

Geography
depiction : Adolf Eichmann trial; Jerusalem
creation : Jerusalem
Date
1961 April 11-1961 December 15
1962 March 29-1961 December 15

Portrait sketches of Eichmann on trial drawn by Esther Lurie

Object | Accession Number: 1995.A.0989.38

Geography
depiction : Adolf Eichmann trial; Jerusalem
creation : Jerusalem
Date
1961 April 11-1961 December 15
1962 March 29-1961 December 15

Sketch of Eichmann and attorneys during trial by Esther Lurie

Object | Accession Number: 1995.A.0989.39

Geography
depiction : Adolf Eichmann trial; Jerusalem
Date
1961 April 11-1961 December 15
1962 March 29

Sketch of a Baroque theatre and park drawn by Esther Lurie

Object | Accession Number: 1995.A.0989.40

Geography
depiction : Odessa Symphony Orchestra of Opera and Ballet; Odesa (Ukraine)
Date
1945 February
1945 March
 
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