Drawn because it just happened (5 minute sketch)

Museum Work

Resource TypeStill Images
Date of Creation22 February 1941
GenreArts & Culture
Object ID2012.009.003
CreatorGerry Waldston
Place of CreationRipples, New Brunswick
Place of Creation NoteInternment Camp 70, also known as Camp B
DescriptionSelf-portrait by Gerry Waldston, who has drawn himself seated in a chair holding a broom, turning the dial on the radio. Three-holes punched along the top edge. 
Materials/Techniquespencil on paper
Measurements20.23 x 27.94 cm
Inscriptions(5 minute sketch) Drawn because it just happened -- Feb. 22nd 1941 Camp 'B' Canada
ProvenanceGifted to the Vancouver Holocaust Education Centre in 2012 by Gerry Waldston
Legal Statuspermanent collection
NoteNo newspapers or radios were allowed in the camp, so as an orderly in the soldier’s quarters, Waldston was able to listen to daily reports on the war effort, and acted as the internees’ only contact with the outside world.