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Zylberszac family photographs

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    Contains fourteen photographs of the Zylberszac family of Dąbrowa Górnicza, Poland.
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Rina Nadel
    Collection Creator
    Rina Nadel
    Rina Nadel (born Renia Zylberszac) is the daughter of Josef and Roza (née Tobiasz) Zylberszac. She was born March 14, 1926 in Tel Aviv, where her father owned a hardware store. Renia had two siblings: a brother, Noah, who died in 1934, and a sister, Mira (b. 1935). Renia's father emigrated from Poland to Palestine in 1921. After living in Tel Aviv for four years, he went back to Poland briefly to get married and returned to Palestine via Cairo in 1925. Subsequently, the family returned again to Poland and was caught in Dabrowa when the war broke out. The Zylberszacs lived in their home on Sobieskiego Street until 1941, when they were confined to the ghetto. In March 1943 Renia was sent for forced labor in Germany. She spent one year at a textile factory in Gelenau before being sent to Langenbielau, a sub-camp of Gross-Rosen. From there she was transferred to a second sub-camp, Peterswaldau, where she was liberated by the Soviets on May 8, 1945 at the age of nineteen. Soon after the war, Renia returned to Dabrowa and found her father. He had survived imprisonment at the Gleiwitz labor camp. Her mother and sister, however, both perished in Auschwitz. Renia then went to live in Sosnowiec with three cousins, while awaiting an immigration certificate to Palestine. On May 30, 1947 Renia sailed legally to Palestine aboard the SS Providence. She married Zvi Nadel on September 7, 1948.

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    1 folder

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    The Museum is in the process of determining the possible use restrictions that may apply to material(s) in this collection.

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    Geographic Name
    Dabrowa Górnicza (Poland)

    Administrative Notes

    Acquired by Rina Nadel prior to World War II. Donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 1998 by Rina Nadel.
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