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Holocaust art by Ervin Abadi. Watercolor and ink drawing.

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    Holocaust art by Ervin Abadi. Watercolor and ink drawing.
    Holocaust art by Ervin Abadi. Watercolor and 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.

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    Holocaust art by Ervin Abadi. Watercolor and 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
    Locale
    Germany
    Photo Credit
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of George Bozoki

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    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
    Copyright: United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
    Provenance: George Bozoki
    Source Record ID: Collections: 1992.193

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    Edward Owen, USHMM Artifact Photographer
    Record last modified:
    2000-12-05 00:00:00
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