Lopas, Harry, 1934-2008
Harry Lopas was a Holocaust survivor who eventually immigrated to Chicago with his mother and sister. His father died in a concentration camp. He was the subject for one of Debra Howard's portraits of child holocaust survivors.
Harry Lopas was born in Antwerp Belgium on June 26, 1934. At the age of six, Belgium officially entered World War 2 and Harry was hidden somewhere in Brussels. After years in hiding, he was liberated by the United States armed forces. He left Europe from the port of Le Havre, France aboard the George Washington and arrived in the United States through the Port of New York on June 25, 1948. Soon after, Harry made his way to Chicago, Illinois where he finished school and became a US citizen. He married Joyce Everett on October 15, 1959 and lived the rest of his life in the Chicago metropolitan area. Harry passed away on August 8, 2008 in Evanston, Illinois.
Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:
Programs and advertising posters for when "Child Survivors of the Holocaust" was on exhibit in 2009 at Hendrix College.
Framed drawing of Harry Lopas by artist Deborah Howard. Drawing is largely black and white with yellow accents. Harry is looking off in the distance.