Kiskőrös, Hungary: 1949. Original photographs. 11 1/2 x 13 1/4". An original large glossy b/w photograph of a memorial plaque made in memory of those members of the Jewish community of Kiskőrös, Hungary who were murdered in the Holocaust. The plaque consists of a powerful hand-painted illustration at the top, consisting of a collage of various horrific scenes of Jews being murdered and oppressed, including the burning of the community's synagogue. A list of names of the martyred is located on the bottom half. Additional small painted vignettes showing deportation, more detailed atrocities at the death and work camps are contained in the chain links along the bottom half, accompanied by additional verses in Hebrew from the Passover Haggadah and the Unetaneh Tokef prayer in the margins. Text in Hebrew in the lower margin of the main painting itself reads: "Made by Yechiel Klein - and mounted by Achi-Ezer Akiva - in 1949, in memory of his beloved fellow townsfolk who were killed and burned... ("in the sanctification of God, may there blood be avenged") - from the year of 1943-1945."
Text in Hebrew with some Hungarian.
Period handwritten text in Hebrew on the verso. Photograph with some instances of creasing, rubbing, and small abrasions mostly along the edges. A closed tear at the top affecting the margin. The majority of the content unaffected. In good condition overall. Protected by modern mylar. g. Item #47805
Hebrew: לזכרון אחינו בית ישראל שמסרו נפשם על קדושת השם. ת.נ.צ.ב.ה
Alternate: יזכור 5704 (1944 ).