Sunday, September 4, 2011

Holocaust Prisoner Portraits Donated To Yad Vashem

Posted by: Jan Meisels Allen

The story noted below is about the collection of 43 drawings by Felix Cytrin mostly form 1944-1945 of Jewish prisoners donated to Yad Vashem by Cytrin's heirs. Some of the images are of the young men who worked in an infamous secret Nazi operation to produce fake money--hand selected from the death camps--called Operation Bernhard. In today's value of money what was created amounted to $6-$7 billion. See:
http://tinyurl.com/3loymdv

Original URL:
http://news.yahoo.com/wwii-portraits-jewish-counterfeiters-donated-191613079.html

Thank you to Randy Herschaft of the Associated Press for alerting us to this article.

Jan Meisels Allen
IAJGS Vice President
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

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