Charcoal drawing of prisoner selection at Auschwitz-Birkenau
Charcoal drawing of prisoner selection at Auschwitz-Birkenau

Charcoal drawing of prisoner selection at Auschwitz-Birkenau

Museum Work

Resource TypeStill Images
Date of Creationafter 1945
GenreArts & Culture
Object ID1996.004.001
Previous NUmber96.04.0001
CreatorKaty
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. 
Classificationcharcoal drawings
Legal Statuspermanent collection
Location in CollectionMichel Mielnicki fonds > Memorabilia