David Bloch lithograph

RIT/NTID Deaf Studies Archives

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Collection Overview
Biographical Information for David Bloch
Scope and Content
Subject Headings
Information for Researchers
Administrative Information

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David Bloch lithograph
Bloch, David
David Bloch lithograph is a print that consists of a night scene at the Dachau Concentration Camp.
1.0 Item(s) (1 lithographic print)
C.S. North, Art Cubby, 13
RIT Archive Collections
RIT Libraries
Wallace Center
90 Lomb Memorial Drive
Rochester, New York, 14623
(585) 475-2557

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Biographical Information for David Bloch (Collapse)

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.

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Scope and Content (Collapse)

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

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Arrangement (Collapse)

The collection contains one lithographic print.

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Subject Headings (Collapse)

Personal Name(s)

  • Bloch, David

Corporate Name(s)

  • Rochester Institute of Technology -- Art collections.


  • Deaf artists
  • Holocaust, Jewish, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives


  • Lithographs

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Information for Researchers (Collapse)

RIT/NTID Deaf Studies Archive

David Bloch lithograph, RIT/NTID Deaf Studies Archive

Restrictions on Access

This collection is open to researchers.

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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.

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