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|Brief Description||Malva Schalek: A Courtyard in the Terezin (Theresienstadt) Ghetto||Similar Items|
|Artist||Schalek Malva||Similar Items|
|Donor||Eckstein Hans||Similar Items|
|Donor||Fittko Lisa||Similar Items|
|Work specifications/size||31.5X47.5 סמ'||Similar Items|
|Artist's Original Title||לא||Similar Items|
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Malva Schalek: A Courtyard in the Terezin (Theresienstadt) Ghetto
Malva Schalek was born in 1882 in Praha (Prague) to a cultured, well-to-do Jewish family. After studying art at the Frauenakademie in Muenchen (Munich), she moved to Wien (Vienna) and opened a studio, establishing herself as a portrait artist.
Upon the annexation of Austria to Germany in March 1938 and the imposition of antisemitic laws, Schalek relocated to Leitmeritz (Litomerice), Czechoslovakia, where her brother Robert resided and served as a judge.
In 1942, Schalek was deported to the Terezin ghetto, where she produced many drawings and painting depicting scenes of ghetto life. On May 18, 1944, she was sent on a transport to the Auschwitz camp and met her death there.
A large number of Schalek's works were donated to the Art Collection of the Ghetto Fighters’ House by her niece and nephew, Lisa Fittko and Hans Eckstein. Close