An exhibition of the German Historical Museum
in cooperation with the Arthur Szyk Society, Burlingame, USA
Curators: Katja Widmann, Johannes Zechner
Arthur Szyk (1894–1951) was one of the most memorable political caricaturists and illustrators during World War II. With his artist’s pencil he fought against the National Socialist regime and its Axis partners. His pieces appeared in highcirculation American magazines and daily newspapers. With his drawings and the active involvement in relief organizations, he sought ceaselessly to direct the public’s attention to the mass murder of the European Jews. The First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt referred to him as a “one-man army”. The exhibition provides a representative cross section of Szyk’s oeuvre for the first time in Germany, focusing in particular on his political drawings.
Film short 2:16 minutes