Black ink on white paper. Abstract scene with a young man and woman in tattered clothing holding hands and walking on a path, lit up from above by sunrays and a big Torah scroll hanging over them. Narrative: All 16 of the prints in this series depict life of Jews in the Warsaw Ghetto during the Holocaust. Printmaker, book illustrator and painter, Stefan Mrozewski was born in Czéstochowa, Poland. Mrozewski's prints are in permament collections of several public art collections in Europe and North America. The artist was married to Irena Blizinska. An ardent patriot, he was a volunteer in the Polish Army in the war against the Soviet Union in 1920, as well as during the Second World War when he served in Armia Krajowa, the clandestine Polish Home Army.
128 pages, hardcover bound book. Slim, light blue cover with brown title lettering. Autobiography of the author, Jakob Wasserman. Narrative: Jakob Wasserman (1873-1934) was a German-Jewish author and novelist. His works, particularly this autobiography, dealt with Jewish and German issues and identities. Popuiar in the 1920s, he was elected to the Prussian Academy of Art in 1926, but resigned in 1933. His books were banned in Germany that same year. He died of a stroke in 1934.
B&w photograph with a white border. An outdoor portrait of the SS personnel's compound at Bergen-Belsen. Four buildings and a tent are shown beside a German tank. Narrative: A collection of photographs was brought back to Canada by RAF soldier Frank Wilshaw, who visited the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp after Liberation.
B&w photograph with a white border. An outdoor scene, in which SS personnel are forced to bury the corpses in pits, while an Allied troop points his gun at them. The bodies are overflowing from a wagon. Narrative: A collection of photographs was brought back to Canada by RAF soldier Frank Wilshaw, who visited the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp after Liberation.
B&w photograph with a white border. An outdoor portrait of ten SS personnel at Bergen-Belsen. The men are standing in front of military van, overflowing with the victims' bodies. An Allied soldier is standing on the hood of the vehicle with a tripod. Narrative: A collection of photographs was brought back to Canada by RAF soldier Frank Wilshaw, who visited the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp after Liberation.
12 prints, unbound. 6 different b&w images, 2 copies of each. Depicts scenes of Jewish life. Each print is signed by the artist, with the title, at the bottom right corner. Housed in a cardstock folder, with the title glued on one side.
99 printed pages, bound in marbled cover with snap closure. Manuscript is divided in 2 parts named Book 1 and 2. Book 1: 1897-1905, 35 pages entitled “Daily life of a Jewish girl in a Polish ghetto. Leaving Poland for England”. Book 2: 1905-1918, 63 pages entitled “Daily life of a Jewish girl in an English town. The First World War”. Narrative: Edith Webber left the shtetl of Tomaszów with her parents to live in England. Because of her husband's heart condition, they moved from London to Leeds at the beginning of World War 2. They had three daughters: Jeannie Berger, Sandra "Sandy" Kaye and Joyce Denning. Out of Edith's family who stayed in Poland, only one person survived (Ithzak Werber). He was deported, jumped out of a train through floor boards, was shot at, but escaped through the forest and got to Palestine during World War 2.
Sepia, outdoor scene. Twelve young men in soccer uniforms on a soccer field. Ten are standing and two are on the floor. There are trees in the background. Narrative: This soccer team was formed by young Jewish men who survived the Holocaust.
Photograph : Paper : Black, White ; Ht: 3,5 in. x W: 5 in.
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Border. Group shot of 12 soccer players outdoors. 3 men are crouching down in front of 9 men standing in one row. The men are dressed in t-shirts or tank tops and shorts. One man (middle front row) is wearing a striped long sleeve shirt and a flat cap (he could be the goal tender). Man second from right standing up is wearing a collar shirt. Two of the players have been identified as Mr. Csillag and Mendel Berlach. Narrative: This soccer team was formed by young Jewish men who survived the Holocaust.