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Oil painting depicting the American response to the Holocaust

Object | Accession Number: 1994.99.1

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    Brief Narrative
    Oil painting, American response, created by William Sharp, in the United States
    Artwork Title
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Harold Shachner
    Artist: William Sharp
    Leon Schleifer was born in 1900 in Germany. He served in the German army at the end of World War I (1914-1918). He became a political cartoonist and his work was published in the anti-Nazi press. He also specialized in courtroom trial sketches. After the appointment of Hitler as Chancellor in 1933, Schliefer emigrated to the United States. He changed his name to William Sharp and continued his career as an editorial cartoonist and illustrator. His work was published in the New York Times, Life Magazine, and other publications. He died in 1961, age sixty-one years.

    Physical Details

    Physical Description
    Image of three men, hands overhead, dressed in long black coats, two of the three men visibly wearing Tallit, objects of labor at their feet [shovels, picks] VERSO: white tape label top left corner, #9 in graphite, William Sharp, "Golgotha" from Hersey's "THE WALL", 22-1/2 x 27 o/c
    oil on canvas
    overall: Height: 27.130 inches (68.91 cm) | Width: 22.640 inches (57.506 cm)
    overall : canvas, oil paint, graphite, adhesive, ink

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    Administrative Notes

    The painting was donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 1994 by Harold Shachner, a friend of William Sharp.
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