A Reminder of Innocence Lost

Herta Griffel was the sole survivor of her elementary school class in Vienna. Just last year, the Museum acquired hundreds of drawings by Herta and her classmates. This collection preserves some of the last remaining creations and photographs of a generation of children whose lives were destroyed by the Holocaust.

Images: Art and class work by Herta Griffel and her classmates in Vienna. US Holocaust Memorial Museum; Photograph of Herta and her mother, travel documents, and a hand-embroidered dress. US Holocaust Memorial Museum, gifts of Herta Griffel Baitch