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

Object | Accession Number: 2014.486.3

Pencil portrait of a girl 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)
Classification
Art
Category
Drawings
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Rachel Postawski
 
Record last modified: 2020-06-30 09:26:50
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