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Portrait of Theodor Schoellen created by Gabriel Sedlis during the Majdanek death camp war crimes trial

Object | Accession Number: 1995.24.4

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    Overview

    Brief Narrative
    Drawing, in charcoal, created during Majdanek death camp war crimes trial. Theodor Schoellen was a guard in the camp. He was publicly executed December 3, 1944, near the Majdanek crematorium. Created by Gabriel Sedlis, December 1944, Majdanek, Poland.
    Date
    creation:  1944 December 03
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Gabriel Sedlis
    Signature
    "GS 44" in charcoal, lower right corner
    Contributor
    Artist: Gabriel Sedlis

    Physical Details

    Language
    German
    Classification
    Art
    Category
    Drawings
    Object Type
    Courtroom art (lcsh)
    Physical Description
    image of man, head "portrait", side profile
    Dimensions
    overall: Height: 12.640 inches (32.106 cm) | Width: 9.570 inches (24.308 cm)
    Materials
    overall : paper, graphite, charcoal, adhesive
    Inscription
    "Theodor Schoellen SS Rotenfuehrer [sic] [corporal]" in graphite, lower edge

    Rights & Restrictions

    Conditions on Access
    No restrictions on access
    Conditions on Use
    No restrictions on use

    Administrative Notes

    Provenance
    The drawing was donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 1995 by Gabriel Sedlis.
    Record last modified:
    2022-07-28 18:22:45
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