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Drawing of a destroyed Warsaw street by a slave labor camp survivor

Object | Accession Number: 2014.486.2

Pencil drawing created by Henryk Hechtkopf after his return to Warsaw, Poland, in 1946. It depicts the rubble strewn remains of Nalewski Street. 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.

Title
View of Nalewski Street in ruins, 1946
Date
1946  (publication/distribution)
Geography
depiction : Nalewski Street; Warsaw (Poland)
creation : Warsaw (Poland)
Classification
Art
Category
Drawings
Object Type
War in art (lcsh)
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Rachel Postawski
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Record last modified: 2018-01-11 14:23:53
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