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Grave marker from the Lodz ghetto

Object | Accession Number: 2008.88.1

Grave marker of Gitla bat Shmuel Herszkowicz, who died August 4, 1940, and was buried in the Lodz ghetto cemetery in Poland. Gitla and her husband lived with her daughter and her family, Chaja and Szulem Kozienicki, and their 2 sons, Chaim and Ezra. In March 1940, they were forced into the Jewish ghetto by the Germans who had occupied Poland since September 1939. Gitla died soon after the move. Her husband died of starvation in 1941. The other family members were deported to Auschwitz concentration camp, where most of them perished. Her grandsons, Chaim and Ezra, both survived and were reunited by the Red Cross in Switzerland in 1945.

Date
1940 August 04  (commemoration)
Geography
creation : Litzmannstadt-Getto (Lodz ghetto) (historic); Lodz (Poland)
Language
Hebrew
Classification
Jewish Art and Symbolism
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Chaim Kozienicki
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Record last modified: 2018-10-24 14:07:05
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