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Courtroom drawing of the Klaus Barbie trial

Object | Accession Number: 1992.21.27

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    Courtroom drawing of the Klaus Barbie trial

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    Brief Narrative
    The drawing was sketched by David Rose during the trial of Klaus Barbie in the court room of the Palace of Justice in Lyon, France.
    Artwork Title
    Mme Ennat Vitte veuve Leger: Seated Blind Survivor Helped by Court Clerk; Witness
    creation:  1987 May 22
    creation: Palace of Justice; Lyon (France)
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of David Rose
    recto, lower center, "David Rose"
    Artist: David Rose
    David Rose was born in Malden, MA on March 10, 1910, to Jewish immigrants who had come to the United States to escape persecution under Russian czars. He described the language of his home as a "spicy Lodzer Yiddish." Rose studied in Haifa, Israel at the School of Music and Fine Arts in Boston and graduated from the Massachusetts College of Art in 1934. Mr. Rose worked with advertising agencies in Boston and New York before moving to Hollywood and working for several studios as an animator, lay-out artist, publicity artist, art director, illustrator, and designer. During World War II, Rose was a sargeant in the Army unit that created training and propaganda films. Ted Geisel (aka Dr. Seuss) was his superior officer and a life-long friend. In August 1945, Rose married Ida Claire Shapiro, they had two daughters, Marsha Rose-Shea and Lisa Rose. Rose began his courtroom career in 1973 with the trial of Daniel Ellsberg. He covered many infamous trials including Klaus Barbie, Patty Hearst, Sirhan Sirhan, members of the Manson family, and John DeLorean.

    Physical Details

    Object Type
    Courtroom art (lcsh)
    Physical Description
    image of a woman
    overall: Height: 14.880 inches (37.795 cm)
    overall : paper, ink, graphite, colored pencil
    recto, upper left, "28"; recto, lower center, "[illegible], blind, excited, helped by clerk"; verso, "28"

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    Administrative Notes

    The drawing was donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 1992 by David Rose.
    Record last modified:
    2022-07-28 18:21:55
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