- Credit Line
- United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Harold Shachner
- Rect: left edge, both upper and lower corners, contain watermarks. Upper corner reads, "MICHALLET / FRANCE" lower corner reads "UFPC and three flowers." Verso: upper left corner, in graphite, "214."
- upper right corner of image, in ink, "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.
- Object Type
- Physical Description
- Image of a child standing in shackles, wide eyes, open mouth, appears starved. Empty bowl at the child's right foot. Red border on image.
- overall: Height: 24.880 inches (63.195 cm) | Width: 18.880 inches (47.955 cm)
- overall : paper, charcoal, ink, graphite, tempera
- lower edge, left quadrant, recto--appears that something had been written and erased.
Rights & Restrictions
- Conditions on Access
- No restrictions on access
- Conditions on Use
- No restrictions on use
Keywords & Subjects
- Personal Name
- Sharp, William, 1900-1961.
- Legal Status
- Permanent Collection
- The drawing was donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 1995 by Harold Shachner.
- Record last modified:
- 2022-07-28 18:22:42
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Also in William Sharp collection
The collection consists of drawings created by William Sharp. Associated with PM (New York, N.Y.) newspaper, printed between 1940 and 1948.