Fortifications in Theresienstadt

Behr, Henry1944

Leo Baeck Institute, Center for Jewish History

Leo Baeck Institute, Center for Jewish History
New York, United States

Main building of the 18th century fortress and wall complex within which the town was built. The scene is given a pastoral slant by including an ox, a cart and people dressed as farmers in the foreground. Signed and dated in lower right. Titled in lower left. Caption on back.


  • Title: Fortifications in Theresienstadt
  • Creator: Behr, Henry
  • Date Created: 1944
  • Repository: Leo Baeck Institute at the Center for Jewish History
  • Physical Dimensions: w30.2 x h22 cm
  • Artist Biography: Henry Behr (originally Baehr) lived from 1897 to 1981, and immigrated to United States circa 1946. Behr and his wife, whose home was in Cologne, were held at Theresienstadt three and half years. He had been a commercial artist. He made a group of drawings in pencil, which he later finished in the present media. There are comments on the life in the camp on the backs of the mounts. Additional material in the archives.
  • Acquisition Source: Henry Behr, 1979.
  • Type: Drawing
  • Rights: This material may be used for personal, research, and educational purposes only. Any other use without prior authorization is prohibited. Please contact LBI librarians at lbaeck@lbi.cjh.org for further information.
  • External Link: LBI Art Collection, Center for Jewish History
  • Medium: Ink and watercolor wash on paper mounted on illustration board

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