Album page [LCID: 20046jmz]

Beifeld album page illustrating fortifications and first fatality

(Bottom) View of fortifications built at Kalimovka to defend the advancing troops of the 4th Infantry Division of the Hungarian 2nd Army. In the lower right corner of the drawing, men prepare the grave of Jewish Labor Serviceman Nandor Klein, the first fatality of the company. The Hungarian caption reads: The death of our first hero, Nandor Klein, his grave, June 5, 1942." Klein was killed by a stray Soviet bullet on his way back to base. [Photograph #58013]

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?


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

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