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Top image: The top drawing shows Hungarian soldiers retreating through the town of Novyy Oskol in February 1943.

Photograph | Photograph Number: 58109

Top image: The top drawing shows Hungarian soldiers retreating through the town of Novyy Oskol in February 1943.

Many of the soldiers wear blankets to keep warm. In the background buildings are on fire, and at the side a dead horse lies in the road.

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
April 1942 - May 1943
Photo Credit
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of George Byfield (Gyorgy Beifeld)
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Record last modified: 2004-02-26 00:00:00
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