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Holocaust art by Ervin Abadi. Ink drawing.

Photograph | Photograph Number: 36673

Holocaust art by Ervin Abadi. Ink drawing.

Ervin Abadi, a Hungarian Jew from Budapest, was an aspiring young artist when WWII began. He was drafted into the Hungarian labor service in the early 1940s. Abadi managed to escape, but was recaptured and immediately deported to Bergen-Belsen. When the camp was liberated, his condition was such that he required extended hospitalization. During his convalescence, he created dozens of works of holocaust art, including ink drawings, pencil and ink sketches and watercolors.
After recuperating Abadi returned to Budapest, where he published a collection of his watercolors in 1946. After becoming disillusioned with the communist regime in Hungary, he moved to Israel, where he continued to publish in Hungarian and Hebrew. He died in Israel in 1980.

Date
Circa 1945
Photo Credit
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of George Bozoki
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Record last modified: 2000-12-05 00:00:00
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