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Caricature of a red haired man walking by an inmate of Theresienstadt

Object | Accession Number: 2004.357.2

Ink line drawing of a red haired man in a suit drawn by Annemarie Loewe Durra in 1944 when she and her husband Willi were interned at Theresienstadt ghetto-labor camp in German occupied Czechoslovakia. Annemarie and Willi were deported from Breslau, Germany on April 2, 1943. They were among the last remaining Jews in the city. Theresienstadt played a unique rule as a propaganda tool for the Germans. While by 1943, it was primarily a collection center for deportations to ghettos and killings centers in the east, the camp had an active cultural community. Annemarie, a professional illustrator, continued to draw and Willi, previously the choral director of the Breslau synagogue, directed a choir of inmates. On October 16, 1944, Willi was deported and murdered in Auschwitz-Birkenau killing center. Annemarie was liberated on May 9, 1945, when the Soviet Army entered the camp, two days after Germany’s surrender. On August 9, she was transferred to Deggendorf displaced persons camp in Germany. 2004.357.1 includes several newspapers published in Deggendorf with illustrations by Annemarie; 2007.162.9 is portrsit she drew in Deggendorf. In February 1950, she emigrated to the United States.

Artwork Title
Red Haired Man Walking, Theresienstadt, 1944
creation:  1944
creation: Theresienstadt (Concentration camp); Terezin (Ustecky kraj, Czech Republic)
Object Type
Caricatures (aat)
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Kathryn Sucher
Record last modified: 2022-07-28 18:27:11
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