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A collage entitled, "Mementos from the Russian campaign."

Photograph | Photograph Number: 57943

A collage entitled, "Mementos from the Russian campaign."

The collage includes a watercolor of Stalin with the caption, "Russia a meeting place for foreigners 1942-43" (top); a commuter train ticket issued to military personnel who carried the special SAS [Hurry, Immediate, Urgent] draft notice (middle, right); a pseudo travel brochure cover entitled "Spend your summer vacation in merry Russia" (bottom, left); and the original design for the cover of the labor company's hournal entitled 'Hungarian Royal 109/13 Labor Company Travel Journal' (bottom, right).

One page of an illustrated album produced by Gyorgy Beifeld (1902-1982), a Hungarian Jew from Budapest, who was drafted into the Munkaszolgalat (Hungarian Labor Service system) and spent more than a year on the Soviet front, from April 1942 through May 1943. The album contains 402 drawings and watercolors by Byfield, as well as a narrative of his experiences.

April 1942 - May 1943
Photo Credit
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of George Byfield (Gyorgy Beifeld)
Record last modified: 2017-03-14 00:00:00
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