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

Object | Accession Number: 1999.7.22

Rosh Hashana greeting card for September 1947 made for, most likely, Eva Lax, a sister of Lili Lax Friedman, in Celle displaced persons camp in postwar Germany. It has a photograph of Eva and greetings for the New Year. During the war, Eva, her father Yitzhak, and four siblings, Lili, Faige, Mechel, and Eli were deported circa Junre 1944 from Munkacs, Hungary, to Auschwitz concentration camp. Her father and two brothers were gassed immediately. Eva and her sisters were sent to Plaszow 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, Eva 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. Eva lived with her sister Lili, and her husband Aron Frydman, whom Lili met and married at the camp. Eva went to America in 1948, with Lili, Aron, and their infant, to join her sisters in New York.

Date
1947 September 15  (commemoration)
approximately 1947 September  (creation)
Geography
creation : Celle (Displaced persons camp); Celle (Germany)
Language
Hebrew
Hebrew
Classification
Information Forms
Category
Greeting cards
Object Type
New Year cards (lcsh)
Extent
1 Photographic print.
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Lilly Friedman
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Record last modified: 2018-01-16 10:10:40
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