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Letter from Esther Lurie regarding lost art, 1945

This document is one page of a letter from artist Esther Lurie, written after the war, asking for help in following down leads and locating the artwork she had created and hidden while imprisoned in the Kovno ghetto, Lithuania. 

She wrote, "The matter concerns a collection of 200 pen-and-ink drawings representing scenes of ghetto life which I made during my internment in the Kaunas Ghetto (Lithuania) in 1941-1944. 

I left the drawings buried in the earth as I felt that I had no hope of survival."


  • US Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Esther Lurie
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Letter from Esther Lurie regarding lost art, 1945

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