Terezine, Tschechoslovakia

Henry Behr1945

Leo Baeck Institute, Center for Jewish History

Leo Baeck Institute, Center for Jewish History

The buildings of the mill at Terezin, set among the trees. One building bears the inscription "Spavove Meyny." Signed Hein. Baehr, 1945 and titled in lower right.

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  • Title: Terezine, Tschechoslovakia
  • Creator: Behr, Henry
  • Date Created: 1945
  • Subject: Concentration camps in art
  • Repository: Leo Baeck Institute at the Center for Jewish History
  • Physical Dimensions: w40.7 x h30.5 cm
  • Artist Biography: Henry Behr (originally Baehr) lived from 1897 to 1981, and immigrated to US c. 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.
  • 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: Watercolor and pencil on paper