Terezin, Fortress Wall (Kavalier)

Otto Karascirca 1943

Leo Baeck Institute, Center for Jewish History

Leo Baeck Institute, Center for Jewish History

Section of fortification wall with arch in center. Titled in lower left. Stamp of art dealer in Prague on the back

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  • Title: Terezin, Fortress Wall (Kavalier)
  • Creator: Karas, Otto
  • Date Created: circa 1943
  • Subject: Concentration camps in art
  • Repository: Leo Baeck Institute at the Center for Jewish History
  • Physical Dimensions: w37 x h29.7 cm
  • Artist Biography: Otto Karas (pseudonym for Kaufman) was born in a traditional Jewish family in Prague in 1896. He studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague and worked as an illustrator. He did many paintings, engravings and sketches of his native city. He was deported to Theresienstadt, where he signed many sketches "OKaras". He was deported to Auschwitz in September 1944, where he perished.
  • Type: Watercolor
  • 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 on paper