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Hunger, 1945

 Item
Identifier: B333.08.0003.00009

Overview

Charcoal drawing on paper of young woman sitting on single bed (Maria Loewenstein's daughter Karin Steinberg. Her shoulders are hunched and her lower arms rest on the top her thighs. She looks off behind the artist’s right side with a vacant stare. The bed has a pillow and blanket but the rest of the area is bare. The drawing was done on wall paper with charcoal from bombed buildings in Berlin.

Dates

  • 1945

Creator

Physical Description

Simple dark metal frame with 3" rust colored mat; yellowed paper is crinkled on top right and a piece torn out. Lower right corner also torn off.

Extent

From the File: 2 Linear Feet (1 flat box (21 x 25 x 3 inches))

Scope and Contents

From the Collection: Materials in this collection were gathered and preserved by Henry Lowenstein's mother Maria Loewenstein. Materials include legal documents and correspondence from the Nazi government of Germany, identification papers issued by the Nazi government, ration books, personal correspondence including letters from family sent through the Red Cross and friends in the Theresienstadt Concntration Camp and Lodz (Lodj) Ghetto, photographs, legal documents and utility receipts used by Maria Loewenstein to prove she was not a Jew, admission and discharge papers from the Wittenauer Sanatorium, Socialist Democratic Party membership cards, and Henry Lowenstein's videographed oral history and an exhibit book containing a brief written history of his family. The collection also contains artwork created by Marie and Henry Lowenstein. The collection ranges from 1848 to 2013.

Custodial History

Donated by Henry Lowenstein.

Physical Description

Simple dark metal frame with 3" rust colored mat; yellowed paper is crinkled on top right and a piece torn out. Lower right corner also torn off.

Dimensions

57 x 50 cm. framed 39.5 x 33.5 window mat opening

General

TItle supplied by artist.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections and Archives Repository

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