Thanks to the Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, University of Minnesota for their efforts in keeping alive the memory and creations of those who suffered or lost their lives for the crime of being Jewish.

This exhibit is, in part, adapted from their on-line exhibition.

Following their release from the murder centers, these artist-survivors recalled their experience in this series of images.

Saturday, March 1, 2008

Fritz Lederer: In the Eruv of Theresienstadt, 1946

A Series of 24 Engravings Created in 1946.
Each image is 25 cm x 14.5 cm.

An "Eruv is a demarcation line established around Jewish residences so that Jews may carry items on the Sabbath, as if they were in their own household.

Lederer, during World War One, entered the army and fought as an officer in Italy and in Yugoslavia.

Despite his age, even after the war he was able to create extensive graphic series where he expressed various themes from Terezín as well as the oppressive atmosphere of a ghetto.

Fritz Lederer died on 19th May 1949 in Cheb and was buried on 23rd May on the Jewish cemetery in Kynsperka nad Ohrí. This was the last burial on this cemetery.

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