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Walter Spitzer collection

Collection
Collection Summary
The collection consists of etchings created postwar by Walter Spitzer based upon his experiences as an inmate in Buchenwald and other concentration camps during the Holocaust.
Provenance
The collection was donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 1991 by Ani Mander.
Date
1955
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Etching by Walter Spitzer of a group of concentration camp inmates listening to a speaker

Object | Accession Number: 1991.138.1

Geography
depiction : Buchenwald (Concentration camp); Weimar (Thuringia, Germany)
creation : Paris (France)
Date
1943 June-1945 April
1955

Etching by Walter Spitzer depicting 3 emaciated concentration camp inmates

Object | Accession Number: 1991.138.2

Geography
depiction : Buchenwald (Concentration camp); Weimar (Thuringia, Germany)
creation : Paris (France)
Date
1943 June-1945 April
1955

Etching by Walter Spitzer of a skeletal concentration camp inmate gazing at the empty food bowl of another

Object | Accession Number: 1991.138.3

Geography
depiction : Buchenwald (Concentration camp); Weimar (Thuringia, Germany)
creation : Paris (France)
Date
1955
1943 June-1945 April

Etching by Walter Spitzer depicting 2 guards with 3 unclothed female concentration camp inmates

Object | Accession Number: 1991.138.4

Geography
depiction : Buchenwald (Concentration camp); Weimar (Thuringia, Germany)
creation : Paris (France)
Date
1945
1955

Etching by Walter Spitzer of 7 naked skeletal concentration camp inmates and 2 guards

Object | Accession Number: 1991.138.5

Geography
depiction : Buchenwald (Concentration camp); Weimar (Thuringia, Germany)
creation : Paris (France)
Date
1955
1943 June-1945 April

Etching by Walter Spitzer of a dog attacking fallen concentration camp prisoners in an arena

Object | Accession Number: 1991.138.6

Geography
depiction : Buchenwald (Concentration camp); Weimar (Thuringia, Germany)
creation : Paris (France)
Date
1955
1943 June-1945 April

Etching by Walter Spitzer of concentration camp inmates hauling a cart of corpses, with one not yet dead

Object | Accession Number: 1991.138.7

Geography
depiction : Buchenwald (Concentration camp); Weimar (Thuringia, Germany)
creation : Paris (France)
Date
1955
1943 June-1945 April

Etching by Walter Spitzer of concentration camp inmates begging, digging in a dumpster, and hauling corpses

Object | Accession Number: 1991.138.8

Geography
depiction : Buchenwald (Concentration camp); Weimar (Thuringia, Germany)
creation : Paris (France)
Date
1955
1943 June-1945 April

Etching by Walter Spitzer of 2 emaciated concentration camp inmates walking arm in arm

Object | Accession Number: 1991.138.9

Geography
depiction : Buchenwald (Concentration camp); Weimar (Thuringia, Germany)
creation : Paris (France)
Date
1955
1943 June-1945 April

Cover for a set of etchings by Walter Spitzer inscribed by the artist

Object | Accession Number: 1991.138.10

Geography
depiction : Buchenwald (Concentration camp); Weimar (Thuringia, Germany)
creation : Paris (France)
Date
1955
1943 June-1945 April
 
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