Abraham WEINBAUM

KAMENEC-PODOLSKIY (UKRAINE) 1890 – DEPORTED TO SOBIBOR 1943

Abraham Weinbaum’s father was a textile industrialist and settled in Lodz with his family. Abraham Weinbaum was not very attached to this city, which he considered too materialistic, and he moved to Odessa to study painting. He was looking for a more “romantic” city and went to Krakow where he got in the touch with the revolutionary Jewish youth. He became friends with the painter Joseph Leski. Weinbaum studied painting at the School of Fine Arts in Krakow with Joseph Pankiewicz who made him want to discover Paris and its masters. He arrived in Paris in 1910 and exhibited his work at the official Salons. He also exhibited his paintings with success in Belgium, where the state acquired one of his works. Weinbaum often traveled to Lodz. In 1940, he left for Marseille with his wife and daughter. They were arrested on January 22, 1943, were interned in Compiegne and later transferred to Drancy. On March 23, 1943, they were deported on convoy number 52. They were murdered in Sobibor.