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|Catalog No.||48738||Similar Items|
|Brief Description||"...To Live is Harder" -- a drawing by Jo Spier, an internee in the Terezin (Theresienstadt) ghetto||Similar Items|
|Registry No.||21948צ||Similar Items|
|Donor||The Jewish Historical Museum, Amsterdam||Similar Items|
|Period||During World War II||Similar Items|
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"...To Live is Harder" -- a drawing by Jo Spier, an internee in the Terezin (Theresienstadt) ghetto.
Spier depicts a dead man, a Jew who died in the "Cavalier Barracks," one of the buildings prepared as living quarters in the ghetto, this one particularly for war invalids (deportees who were wounded fighting for Germany in the First World War).
The inscription at the top quotes the Nazi newspaper Voelkischer Beobachter: " Mortality at Th[eresienstadt] is [at a] satisfactory [level]." (German: Die Sterblichkeit in Th. ist befriedigend).
Below this, Spier added, in German: "Dying is no matter [i.e. of consequence]; To live is harder." (Sterben ist keine Angelegenheit, Leben ist das schwerere).
Joseph - Eduard - Adolf Spier was born in June 1900 in the Netherlands. He died in the USA in May 1978. Close