Anti-Nazi drawing created by William Sharp

Language of Description
Alt. Identifiers
  • 1995.132.57
Level of Description
EHRI Partner

Extent and Medium

overall: Height: 20.000 inches (50.8 cm) | Width: 15.000 inches (38.1 cm)


Biographical History

Leon Schleifer was born in 1900 in Germany. He served in the German army at the end of World War I (1914-1918). He became a political cartoonist and his work was published in the anti-Nazi press. He also specialized in courtroom trial sketches. After the appointment of Hitler as Chancellor in 1933, Schliefer emigrated to the United States. He changed his name to William Sharp and continued his career as an editorial cartoonist and illustrator. His work was published in the New York Times, Life Magazine, and other publications. He died in 1961, age sixty-one years.

Archival History

The drawing was donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 1995 by Harold Shachner.


United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Harold Shachner

Conditions Governing Access

No restrictions on access

Conditions Governing Reproduction

No restrictions on use

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Image of a preacher with cross pendant around his neck and an upraised mallet (?) in his right hand, a dagger in his left hand. What appears to be a church in the background is flying a Nazi flag on its steeple.




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