Theresienstadt after the Liberation by the Russians

Behr, Henry1945

Leo Baeck Institute, Center for Jewish History

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

People gathered in the street beside a row of buildings. Two women embrace in the foreground, one of whom has the letters "KL" on her dress. Signed and dated in the lower left. Title written in margin on board along bottom. Caption on back.


  • Title: Theresienstadt after the Liberation by the Russians
  • Creator: Behr, Henry
  • Date Created: 1945
  • Subject: World War, 1939-1945
  • Repository: Leo Baeck Institute at the Center for Jewish History
  • Physical Dimensions: w24.5 x h30.7 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.
  • 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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