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Watercolor of a cabin where a Jewish family rested in flight

Object | Accession Number: 2014.357.5

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    Overview

    Brief Narrative
    Small watercolor of a woodcutter's cabin where the Pollak family stayed while fleeing German occupied Hungary for the Tatra Mountains in October 1944.
    Artwork Title
    Woodcutter's cabin where we stayed, Tatra Mountains, October 1944
    Date
    depiction:  1944 October
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Leon Rozenbaum
    Signature
    front, bottom right corner, pencil : Z. Sz.

    Physical Details

    Language
    Slovak
    Classification
    Art
    Category
    Paintings
    Physical Description
    Watercolor with pencil on paper of a small, brown, A-frame log cabin in a snow covered forest. The roof is covered with snow and black smoke wafts up from the chimney. In the foreground is a log fence enclosure. The cabin is surrounded on 3 sides by tall, bare brown trees. It is initialed with inscriptions on the back.
    Dimensions
    overall: Height: 4.000 inches (10.16 cm) | Width: 6.000 inches (15.24 cm)
    Materials
    overall : paper, watercolor
    Inscription
    back, center, cursive, blue ink : Tus me sa zdržali ako / sme uteko by do hór o v októbri / 1944. Bola to chata pre drevo- / rúbačov [We stayed here, as we ran away towards the mountains in October 1944. It was a cabin for woodcutters.]

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    Conditions on Use
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    Administrative Notes

    Provenance
    The watercolor was donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 2014 by Leon Rozenbaum.
    Funding Note
    The cataloging of this artifact has been supported by a grant from the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany.
    Record last modified:
    2022-07-28 17:55:06
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