Charcoal drawing of prisoner selection at Auschwitz-Birkenau
Resource TypeStill Images
Date of Creationafter 1945
GenreArts & Culture
Place of CreationUnknown
DescriptionCharcoal drawing of two soldiers holding rifles standing beside a line of prisoners walking towards a guard tower. The drawing depicts Michel Mielnicki's memory of his family arriving at Auschwitz-Birkenau. This was the last time he saw his parents alive.
Materials/Techniquescharcoal on paper
Measurements22.4 cm x 29.5 cm
InscriptionsSigned by artist
ProvenanceGifted to the Vancouver Holocaust Education Centre by Michel Mielnicki in 1993. The donor commissioned the drawing in memory of his parents.
Legal Statuspermanent collection