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Rosh Hashana card with a photo of a family made in Celle DP camp

Object | Accession Number: 1999.7.16

Rosh Hashana card for September 1947 made for Aron and Lili Lax Friedman, and, most likely, Lili's sister Eva, in Celle displaced persons camp in postwar Germany. It has a photograph of the three, with Lili holding her baby daughter. Lili and Aron met at the camp in June 1945 when Lili was waiting in line for food rations and Aron was working in the kitchen. He began bringing extra food for Lili and her sisters. She was not interested at first, but Aron was persistent and they married on January 27, 1946. During the war, Lili, her father Yitzhak, and younger siblings, Faige, Eva, Mechel, and Eli were deported from Munkacs, Hungary, to Auschwitz circa June 1944. Her father and two brothers were gassed immediately. Lili and her sisters were sent to Płaszów slave labor camp in Krakow. As the Soviets approached, they were sent back to Auschwitz, and then to a slave labor camp in Neustadt in Oberschlesien. In January, Lili and her sisters were sent on a death march to Gross-Rosen, and then to Bergen-Belsen on cattle cars. They were liberated by British forces on April 15, 1945. Ludwig was deported from Czechoslovakia to Auschwitz, and then Bergen Belsen. Nearly his entire family was killed. The four went to America in 1948, where they joined Lili's sisters.

commemoration:  1947 September 15
creation:  approximately 1947 September
creation: Celle (Displaced persons camp); Celle (Germany)
Information Forms
Greeting cards
Object Type
New Year cards (lcsh)
1 Photographic print.
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Lilly Friedman
Record last modified: 2023-03-02 12:46:57
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