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David Bloch lithograph

 Collection — Frame: 1
Identifier: RITDSA-0106

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of one lithograph by David Bloch, titled Concentration Camp Dachau November 1938.


  • Creation: 1976


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open to researchers.

Biographical / Historical

David Ludwig Bloch was born on March 25, 1910 in Germany. He lost his hearing as a child due to meningitis. He learned the trade of porcelain painter and later worked as a decorator and graphic designer in advertising. He was one of 10,911 Jewish men deported to the Dachau concentration camp in the wake of the “Night of Broken Glass”. Bloch was especially vulnerable to the harassment and violence reigning in the camp due to his impairment. After a month in the Dachau camp he was released and managed to emigrate in 1940 on the last ship to leave Venice for Shanghai.

In 1949 he moved to New York where he worked for 26 years as an art lithographer. He returned to Germany in 1976. After visiting the Dachau Memorial Site he tried to artistically work through and come to terms with the Holocaust and his personal experiences in the Dachau Concentration Camp. David Ludwig Bloch died in the United States on September 16, 2002.


1 Item(s) (1 lithographic print)




David Bloch lithograph is a print that consists of a night scene at the Dachau Concentration Camp.


The collection contains one lithographic print.

Physical Location

C.S. North, Art Cubby, 14

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Lithograph was donated To the RIT/NTID Deaf Studies Archive by Paula Grcevic.

Processing Information

Finding aid created by Lisa Witt in May 2014.

Processing Information

Finding aid created by Lisa Witt in June 2014.

David Bloch lithograph
RIT/NTID Deaf Studies Archive
Lisa Witt
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Repository Details

Part of the RIT Archives Repository

Rochester NY 14623 USA