Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Leo Haas

From: http://www.ushmm.org/research/collections/art/

See the yellow star on the cloths of the blind on the Watercolor by Leo Haas entitled, "The Blind of Theresienstadt."

Leo Haas (1901-1983), Czech Jewish artist who, while imprisoned in the concentration camps of Nisko and Theresienstadt during World War II, painted portraits and produced a large volume of drawings documenting the daily life of the prisoners.

See on the same page:

Star of David beaded necklace made by a female Jewish prisoner at a munitions factory camp in Germany.

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