Canadian Jewish Heritage Network

Establishment of the Ghetto

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Collection
Montreal Holocaust Museum
Description Level
Item
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
Print : paper : woodcut : ink : b&w ; Ht: 13 in. x W: 9 1/4 in.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
  1 image  
Collection
Montreal Holocaust Museum
Description Level
Item
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
Print : paper : woodcut : ink : b&w ; Ht: 13 in. x W: 9 1/4 in.
Other Title Information
Original Art, Work on Paper
Date
[ca. 1954-1956]
Creator
Mrozewski. Stefan
Physical Condition
Excellent
Notes
Black ink on white paper. Indoor scene. In the centre of the image, a man is sitting behind a desk; next to him is seated a German SS officer in uniform reading from a piece of paper. They are surrounded by men, standing and listening. Man in the foreground is wearing an armband with a Star of David. The scene makes reference to the creation of the Warsaw ghetto in October 1940. 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.
Accession No.
2000.69.01
Name Access
Hornstein, Michael
Places
Warsaw, Poland, Europe
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Montreal Holocaust Museum
Images
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