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Portrait of a woman drawn by another inmate when both were interned in Theresienstadt

Object | Accession Number: 1989.2.140 a-b

Drawing of Marie Kleinova created by Alfred Bergel when both were prisoners in Theresienstadt ghetto-labor camp in German occupied Czechoslovakia. Alfred and his wife were deported from German annexed Vienna, to Theresienstadt in Otober 1942. Alfred was assigned to work in the drawing shop of the technical services department. When he was not doing official work, he created portraits of fellow prisoners and of daily life in the camp. On October 12, 1944, Alfred and his wife were deported Auschwitz-Birkenau killing center and murdered. The works were buried or hidden behind walls and recovered postwar. Marie was sent to Terezin from Prague in May 1942. She was still in the camp when Soviet forces arrived on May 9, 1945.

Artwork Title
Marie Kleinova, Terezin December 1, 1944
Date
1944 October 01  (creation)
Geography
creation : Theresienstadt (Concentration camp); Terezin (Ustecky kraj, Czech Republic)
Language
German
Classification
Art
Category
Drawings
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Mark Talisman
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Record last modified: 2018-01-11 14:23:06
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