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Drawings by Maria Kosk

Maria Kosk (née Brzecka), who as a young woman was a member of the Polish resistance, was in Meuselwitz, a Buchenwald subcamp, in the beginning of 1945. On the back of so-called tally sheets, she made drawings of situations she witnessed in the camp as well as of fantasy scenes. She recalls: "Our camp poetess wrote a poem about cleaning which I immediately illustrated. In addition to a pencil stub I also had pieces of a yellow and a red coloured pencil." In 2000, Maria Kosk gave the memorial a portfolio holding 94 sheets of drawings.