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Object ID

2019.2.108

Object Name

Letter

Date

9-28-1941

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Description

Double sided, two columned formula letter in black ink. On front right column, there is a watercolor image of a mountain, lake, cottage with a flowered border in blue and red on the left side of the painting.

Information Provided by Michael D. Bulmash:In Dachau, the oldest and most abysmal of concentration camps, and a training ground for guards at other concentration camps, a prisoner turns a formula letter sheet into art, to the right of the list of strict rules and regulations enforced by the Kommandant. Harsh punishment could follow creating such “illegal” art, and these drawings were usually done secretly, often embodying images and memories of freedom denied to the prisoners.

Dimensions

8 1/4 x 11 3/4"

Keywords

Dachau Concentration Camp

Subcollection

1939-1941: Concentration:Ghettos, Einsatzgruppen (Mobile Killing Squads); WWII in Europe

Dachau Concentration Camp Formular Letter from Prisoner

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