image: a half length self-portrait by the artist while he was an inmate at Dachau. The artist wears a camp uniform and cap
and depicts his reflection while drawing, holding the mirror in his left hand and a pencil in the other. In the upper right corner he has
also signed the work in reverse to indicate a self portrait.
These drawings appear to be pages from a numbered sketchbook, with the page number appearing in the upper right
corner [recto]. The captions on the back of the drawing appear to refer to the drawing on the following page of the
page 8 of 19 [the left side of IWM ART 17271 18 appears to be sketch book's missing first page]
signed by the artist, 1945 [in reverse]
'Leo Malezewski our block secretary' [generally the captions refer to the following page however in this case the caption does not appear
to correspond to the sequence]
One of the most memorable elements of the Holocaust Exhibition is the video testimony by survivors which accompanies visitors along the route. But what happened to the survivors after the Second World War? How did they rebuild their lives in the years that followed their release from Nazi persecution?
As the Allies advanced across Europe at the end of the Second World War, they came across concentration camps filled with sick and starving prisoners. The first major camp to be liberated was Majdanek near Lublin, Poland in July 1944.