Album page [LCID: 20049ayd]

Beifeld album page about events of August 28, 1942

(Top) A drawing dated October 1942 depicting the events of August 28 when Beifeld was wounded near the front lines. His caption reads: "I get wounded and manage to get away from the dangerous bend in the [Don] river]." (Bottom left) Skull of a Soviet soldier with the caption 'Keep Smiling.' (Bottom right) Map entitled 'Dangerous Curve' depicting the bend in the Don River where the Soviet army was threatening to break through. [Photograph # 58061]

Critical Thinking Questions

What was the context of the Holocaust and World War II when Beifeld created the illustrations that were later assembled into the album?

What questions does this album raise for you?

What other source materials might be helpful to provide more historical context for this album? What aspects of the history might these other source materials help reveal?


  • Courtesy of the estate of George Byfield
  • US Holocaust Memorial Museum

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