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The Museum’s Collections document the fate of Holocaust victims, survivors, rescuers, liberators, and others through artifacts, documents, photos, films, books, personal stories, and more. Search below to view digital records and find material that you can access at our library and at the Shapell Center.
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 : 27.130 x 22.640 in. (68.91 x 57.506 cm.)
Leon Schliefer 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.
Learn about over 1,000 camps and ghettos in Volume I and II of this encyclopedia, which are available as a free PDF download. This reference provides text, photographs, charts, maps, and extensive indexes.