Album page [LCID: 20046e4u]

Beifeld album page titled "Mementos"

Collage entitled: "Mementos from the Russian campaign," which includes a watercolor of Stalin with the caption: 'Russia a meeting place for foreigners 1942-43' (top); a commuter train ticket issued to military personnel who carried the special SAS [Hurry, Immediate, Urgent] draft notice (middle, right); a pseudo travel brochure cover entitled 'Spend your summer vacation in merry Russia' (bottom, left); and the original design for the cover of the labor company's journal entitled 'Hungarian Royal 109/13 Labor Company Travel Journal' (bottom, right). [Photograph #57943]

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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