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Top image: A watercolor painting showing Beifeld's lodgings while in Priluzhnyy on August 21, 1942.

Photograph | Photograph Number: 58052

Top image: A watercolor painting showing Beifeld's lodgings while in Priluzhnyy on August 21, 1942.

While his accommodations are spare, he is yet living a civilized existence five months before the Soviet counteroffensive. His clothing is hung up; his laundry is drying on a clothesline; his artistic supplies are laid out in an orderly way on his bed.

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.

Date
1942 August 21
Photo Credit
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of George Byfield (Gyorgy Beifeld)
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Record last modified: 2007-05-17 00:00:00
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