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Oral history interview with Ben-Zion interview

Interviewee:
Ben-Zion  Search this
Interviewer:
Shikler, Barbara  Search this
Creator:
Mark Rothko and His Times Oral History Project  Search this
Names:
Gallery Secession (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Jewish Museum (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Mark Rothko and His Times Oral History Project  Search this
Neumann, J. B. (Jsrael Ber)  Search this
Rothko, Mark, 1903-1970  Search this
Extent:
56 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1982 August 3-September 21
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Ben-Zion conducted 1982 August 3-1982 September 21, by Barbara Shikler, for the Archives of American Art's Mark Rothko and His Times oral history project.
Ben-Zion speaks of his family's background in Ukraine and Poland and their arrival in the United States after the death of his father. He remembers working as a writer for a Hebrew newspaper in the Bronx, the writing block he suffered in reaction to Nazi atrocities in Europe, and his turn to art with the patronage of J. B. Neumann. He recalls exhibiting with The Ten, meeting Mark Rothko through the Gallery Secession, and the rift that developed among members of The Ten. He describes his own commercial success, the influence of Jewish tradition upon his choices of subject matter, and his relationship with the Jewish Museum in New York. He discusses a period in which he stopped painting and returned to writing, and his later interest in sculpture. He speaks of his writings and his work habits.
Biographical / Historical:
Ben-Zion (1897-1987) was a painter and sculptor from New York, N.Y.
General:
Originally recorded on 3 sound cassettes. Reformatted in 2010 as 6 digital wav files. Duration is 4 hr., 5 min.
Provenance:
This interview was conducted as part of the Archives of American Art's Mark Rothko and his Times oral history project, with funding provided by the Mark Rothko Foundation.
Others interviewed on the project (by various interviewers) include: Sonia Allen, Sally Avery, Bernard Braddon, Ernest Briggs, Rhys Caparn, Elaine de Kooning, Herbert Ferber, Esther Gottlieb, Juliette Hays, Sidney Janis, Buffie Johnson, Jacob Kainen, Louis Kaufman, Jack Kufeld, Katharine Kuh, Stanley Kunitz, Joseph Liss, Dorothy Miller, Betty Parsons, Wallace Putnam, Rebecca Reis, Maurice Roth, Sidney Schectman, Aaron Siskind, Joseph Solman, Hedda Sterne, Jack Tworkov, Esteban Vicente and Ed Weinstein. Each has been cataloged separately.
Restrictions:
Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
Topic:
Abstract expressionism  Search this
Jewish artists  Search this
Philadelphia Ten (Group of artists)  Search this
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
Art criticism  Search this
Function:
Art galleries, Commercial
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.benzio82
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-benzio82

Oral history interview with Ben-Zion interview, 1982 August 3-September 21

Interviewee:
Ben-Zion, 1897-1987  Search this
Interviewer:
Shikler, Barbara  Search this
Subject:
Neumann, J. B. (Jsrael Ber)  Search this
Rothko, Mark  Search this
Gallery Secession (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Jewish Museum (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Mark Rothko and His Times Oral History Project  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Abstract expressionism  Search this
Jewish artists  Search this
Philadelphia Ten (Group of artists)  Search this
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
Art criticism  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12434
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)215624
AAA_collcode_benzio82
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_215624
Online Media:

Dezsö Becker World War I Photo Albums

Creator:
Becker, Dezsö, 1896-1945  Search this
Extent:
0.18 Cubic feet (1 box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photograph albums
Place:
Austria
Date:
1914-1940
Summary:
This collection consists of photo albums and loose photographs documenting Dezsö Becker's World War I aviation career, as well as photocopies of Becker's death certificate and Buchenwald Camp entry paperwork.
Scope and Contents:
This donation consists of the following material documenting Dezsö Becker's World War I aviation career: a 13 by 11 inch cloth photo album, black background with flowers; a 7 by 9 inch gray photo album; and 24 black and white photographs. The larger photo album contains images of the following: Becker; a Russian pilot and his aircraft; the hangars and officer's mess of the FliK 44; an aircraft crash; and reconnaissance images of Bacau and other sites in Romania, including the Szentkatolna Airport, the bridge over the Szeret River, and the towns of Moinesti and Doftana. The album has Hungarian captions, which have been translated by the donor. The smaller photo album contains eight autographed 5 by 7 black and white portraits of Becker's comrades in the FliK 44. The loose photographs are mostly official portraits of Becker, but there are also a few group shots of the FliK 44. This collection also includes a small snapshot of Becker's Bradenburg C.I(U) mounted onto cardboard, with autographs on the reverse. There are also photocopies of Becker's death certificate and Buchenwald Camp entry paperwork.
Arrangement:
This collection is arranged by type of material. Folder titles in brackets were applied by the archivist.
Biographical / Historical:
Dezsö Becker (1896-1945), a bookkeeper by profession and a skilled amateur photographer, was a Lieutenant with the FliegerKompanie (FliK) 44 in the Austro-Hungarian Army during World War I. FliK 44 was activated in April of 1917 as a reconnaissance unit. From May until December 1917, Becker was on the Romanian Front (Siebenburgen) and from January 1918 until October 1918, he was on the Piave Front. He was a photographer for the FliK 44, and flew in a Bradenburg C.I(U). Becker was a decorated World War Air Corps Officer; however, because he was a Hungarian Jew he was drafted into an army labor battalion in 1940, first as an officer, than as a forced laborer. He was shipped to the provinces of Hungary and later to Germany. Becker died in the Buchenwald Concentration Camp, January 1945.
Provenance:
Ivan Becker, Gift, 2007, NASM.2008.0004
Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests
Topic:
World War, 1914-1918  Search this
World War, 1914-1918 -- Aerial operations  Search this
World War, 1914-1918 -- Campaigns -- Eastern Front  Search this
World War, 1939-1945 -- Atrocities  Search this
Bradenburg C.I.(U)  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photograph albums
Citation:
Dezsö Becker World War I Photo Albums, NASM.2008.0004, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.2008.0004
See more items in:
Dezsö Becker World War I Photo Albums
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-2008-0004
Online Media:

Sea Air Operations Gallery Collection

Creator:
National Air and Space Museum (U.S.). Division of Aeronautics  Search this
Names:
Enterprise (Aircraft carrier : CV-6)  Search this
Midway (Aircraft carrier : CV-41)  Search this
National Air and Space Museum (U.S.). Division of Aeronautics  Search this
Extent:
2.93 Cubic feet ((6 legal document boxes) (1 slim document box))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Negatives
Photographs
Place:
Hiroshima-shi (Japan) -- History -- Bombardment, 1945
Date:
[ca. 1940s, 1980s]
Scope and Contents:
Series I of this collection consists of the following: seven folders containing almost 200 photographs and negatives on display in the exhibit, four series of slides (two detailing the U.S.S. Midway used for background research, one detailing documents and photos of the Philippine Sea battle, and of the finished museum exhibit) and the exhibit script. Series II is a collection of images that were collected for the Sea Air Operations Gallery but were not used in the exhibit itself. It consists of 17 folders of photographs and negatives dealing with the following subjects: Pearl Harbor, Pacific battleship battles of 1942-1945, US and Japanese commanders, aircraft carriers, aces, the USS Enterprise, Guadalcanal, USMC air operations, Grumman workers, Manila atrocities, miscellaneous aircraft and miscellaneous photos. In Series I, 33 of the photograph negatives have no corresponding prints in the folders but are on display downstairs. Seven of the photos of a more graphic nature have no accompanying print nor are they on display. Series III consists of research material gathered in support of the Sea Air Operation Gallery. Series IV consists of slide images taken by Lt. William G. Lotz, USN, aboard the USS Midway circa 1989-1990. Series III and IV were merged with the exiting collection in 1998.
Biographical / Historical:
The National Air and Space Museum's Sea Air Operations Gallery details the operations of carriers and their aircraft, both of the World War II era and the present day. Featured are panels focusing on carrier-verses-carrier battles fought by the U.S. and Japanese navies during World War II: the Battle of the Coral Sea, the Battle of Midway, the Battle of the Eastern Solomons, the Battle of the Santa Cruz Islands, the Battle of the Philippine Sea, and the Battle for Leyte Gulf. The exhibit also highlights other Pacific missions, from Pearl Harbor, through Midway, to the dropping of the atomic bomb on Hiroshima.
General:
NASMrev
Provenance:
NASM generated, transfer, 1995, 1995-0040, unknown
Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests
Topic:
Pearl Harbor (Hawaii), Attack on, 1941  Search this
World War, 1939-1945 -- Atrocities  Search this
Midway, Battle of, 1942  Search this
Coral Sea, Battle of the, 1942  Search this
Philippine Sea, Battles of the, 1944  Search this
World War, 1939-1945 -- Japan -- Hiroshima  Search this
Aeronautics, Military  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Pacific Ocean  Search this
World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations  Search this
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
Aircraft carriers  Search this
Naval aviation  Search this
Genre/Form:
Negatives
Photographs
Identifier:
NASM.1995.0040
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-1995-0040

Cold War Ruins : Transpacific Critique of American Justice and Japanese War Crimes / Lisa Yoneyama

Author:
Yoneyama, Lisa 1959-  Search this
Physical description:
xi, 320 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Japan
Reparations for historical injustices
Date:
2016
Topic:
World War, 1939-1945--Atrocities  Search this
Cold War  Search this
Nationalism and feminism  Search this
Decolonization  Search this
Transnationalism  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1090221

Thiaroye 1944 : histoire et mémoire d'un massacre colonial / Martin Mourre ; préface d'Elikia M'Bokolo ; postface de Bob W. White

Author:
Mourre, Martin  Search this
Subject:
France Armée Tirailleurs sénégalais  Search this
Physical description:
239 pages, viii pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
History
Place:
Senegal
Thiaroye-sur-Mer
France
Africa
Date:
2017
20th century
1960-
Topic:
World War, 1939-1945--Atrocities--Historiography  Search this
Massacres--History  Search this
Massacres--Colonies--History  Search this
Collective memory  Search this
Colonies  Search this
History  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1107167

Morts par la France : Thiaroye 1944 / scénario: Pat Perna ; dessin: Nicolas Otéro; couleur: 1ver2anes

Author:
Perna, Pat  Search this
Illustrator:
Otéro, Nicolas 1975-  Search this
Colorist:
1ver2anes  Search this
Subject:
France Armée Colonial forces  Search this
France Armée Tirailleurs sénégalais  Search this
Physical description:
131 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 30 cm
Type:
Comic books, strips, etc
War comics
Historical comics
Graphic novels
History
Place:
Senegal
France
Thiaroye-sur-Mer
Thiaroye-sur-Mer (Senegal)
Date:
2018
20th century
Topic:
Soldiers--History  Search this
Soldiers, Black--History  Search this
World War, 1939-1945--Atrocities  Search this
Massacres--History  Search this
Massacres--Colonies  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1100518

Hitler's Ostkrieg and the Indian wars : comparing genocide and conquest / Edward B. Westermann

Author:
Westermann, Edward B.  Search this
Physical description:
xiii, 322 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
History
Place:
West (U.S.)
Soviet Union
Europe, Eastern
United States
Germany
Date:
2016
19th century
20th century
Topic:
Manifest Destiny  Search this
Wars  Search this
Indians, Treatment of--History  Search this
Massacres--History  Search this
World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns  Search this
World War, 1939-1945--Atrocities  Search this
Genocide--History  Search this
Territorial expansion  Search this
History  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1093304

The lost eleven : the forgotten story of black American soldiers brutally massacred in World War II / Denise George and Robert Child

Title:
Lost 11
Author:
George, Denise  Search this
Child, Robert 1963-  Search this
Subject:
United States Army Field Artillery Battalion, 333rd  Search this
Physical description:
xvi, 398 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Belgium
Wereth
Wereth (Belgium)
Date:
2017
20th century
Topic:
World War, 1939-1945--Participation, African American  Search this
Malmedy Massacre, 1944-1945  Search this
World War, 1939-1945--Atrocities  Search this
Ardennes, Battle of the, 1944-1945  Search this
History, Military  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1091164

Aleut evacuation in World War two

Author:
Kohlhoff, Dean  Search this
Physical description:
xvi, 234 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Alaska
Date:
1995
©1995
Topic:
Aleuts  Search this
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
World War, 1939-1945--Atrocities  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_473438

Archival guide to the collections of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum / prepared by Brewster S. Chamberlin and Carl Modig

Author:
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum  Search this
Chamberlin, Brewster S  Search this
Modig, Carl  Search this
Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies  Search this
Subject:
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum  Search this
Physical description:
xiv, 453 p. ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Catalogs
Date:
2002
Topic:
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)--Sources  Search this
World War, 1939-1945--Atrocities--Sources  Search this
World War, 1939-1945--Concentration camps--Sources  Search this
Call number:
Z6374.H6 U55 2002
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_702061

Flyboys : a true story of courage / James Bradley

Author:
Bradley, James 1954-  Search this
Physical description:
398 p., [32] p. of plates : ill. ; 25 cm
Type:
Biography
Place:
Japan
Chichi Island
United States
Guam
Chichi Island (Japan)
Date:
2003
20th century
Topic:
World War, 1939-1945--Atrocities  Search this
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
World War, 1939-1945--Prisoners and prisons, Japanese  Search this
Air pilots, Military  Search this
Prisoners of war--History  Search this
War crime trials  Search this
History, Military  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_726428

Buried by the Times : the Holocaust and America's most important newspaper / Laurel Leff

Author:
Leff, Laurel 1957-  Search this
Subject:
New York Times Company  Search this
Physical description:
xii, 426 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
2005
Topic:
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)--Press coverage  Search this
World War, 1939-1945--Press coverage  Search this
Journalism--Social aspects  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_763902

Alien justice : wartime internment in Australia and North America / edited by Kay Saunders and Roger Daniels

Author:
Saunders, Kay 1947-  Search this
Daniels, Roger  Search this
Physical description:
xix, 323 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. ; 20 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Australia
United States
Canada
Date:
2000
20th century
Topic:
World War, 1939-1945--Concentration camps  Search this
World War, 1914-1918--Concentration camps  Search this
Concentration camps--History  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_619717

Belly of the beast : a POW's inspiring true story of faith, courage, and survival aboard the infamous WWII Japanese hell ship Oryoku Maru / Judith L. Pearson

Author:
Pearson, Judith 1953-  Search this
Subject:
Myers, Estel Browning 1920-1973  Search this
Oryoku Maru (Prison ship)  Search this
Physical description:
xiii, 272 p., [16] p. of plates : ill., map ; 20 cm
Type:
Biography
Place:
Japan
Date:
2001
C2001
20th century
Topic:
World War, 1939-1945--Prisoners and prisons, Japanese  Search this
Prisoners of war  Search this
World War, 1939-1945--Atrocities  Search this
War crimes--History  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_662375

The Nazi rocketeers : dreams of space and crimes of war / Dennis Piszkiewicz

Author:
Piszkiewicz, Dennis  Search this
Subject:
Von Braun, Wernher 1912-1977  Search this
Physical description:
xi, 266 p., 10 p. of plates : ill., map ; 25 cm
Type:
Biography
Date:
1995
Topic:
World War, 1939-1945--Technology  Search this
Rocketry  Search this
World War, 1939-1945--Atrocities  Search this
War crimes  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_479229

Judgment at the Smithsonian / edited and introduced by Philip Nobile ; Smithsonian script by the curators at the National Air and Space Museum ; afterword by Barton J. Bernstein

Author:
Nobile, Philip  Search this
National Air and Space Museum  Search this
Subject:
Smithsonian Institution  Search this
Physical description:
xcvii, 270 p. : ill., facsims. ; 21 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Washington (D.C.)
Hiroshima-shi (Japan)
Nagasaki-shi (Japan)
Date:
1995
C1995
Bombardment, 1945
Topic:
World War, 1939-1945--Atrocities  Search this
Atomic bomb--Moral and ethical aspects  Search this
Exhibitions  Search this
History  Search this
Military policy  Search this
Moral and ethical aspects  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_487122

Report of Robert H. Jackson : United States Representative to the International Conference on Military Trials, London, 1945

Author:
International Conference on Military Trials (1945 : London)  Search this
Jackson, Robert H  Search this
United States Department of State  Search this
Physical description:
xx, 441 p. ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Germany
Date:
1949
Topic:
War crime trials  Search this
World War, 1939-1945--Atrocities  Search this
Call number:
D804.G4 A11 1945Z
D804.G4A11 1945Z
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_301257

German occupation of Poland; extract of note addressed to the allied and neutral powers

Author:
Poland Ministerstwo Spraw Zagranicznych  Search this
Physical description:
x p., 1 l., 240 p. 22 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Poland
Date:
1942
[1942]
Occupation, 1939-1945
Topic:
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
World War, 1939-1945--Atrocities  Search this
History  Search this
Call number:
D765.A35 1942X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_328766

We have not forgotten, 1939-1945 ... [the materials were collected and edited by Tadeusz Mazur, Jerzy Tomaszewski, Stanislaw Wrzos-Glinka]

Author:
Związek Bojowników o Wolność i Demokrację  Search this
Wrzos-Glinka, Stanislaw  Search this
Mazur, Tadeusz  Search this
Physical description:
266 p. (chiefly illus.) 34 cm
Type:
Pictorial works
Place:
Poland
Date:
1960
Topic:
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
World War, 1939-1945--Atrocities  Search this
Call number:
D765.Z98 1960
D765.Z98 1960
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_257842

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