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"The Holocaust Survival of the Katz family, 1941-1944"

Document | Accession Number: 2008.267.1

Consists of one memoir, 23 pages, entitled "The Holocaust Survival of the Katz family, 1941-1944" by Ruth Katz Leiser, originally of Godulin, near Maišiagala, Poland. In 1941, when Germany invaded the Soviet-occupied territory in Poland, the Katz family went into hiding on a farm and moved from place to place. In 1942, due to the dangers of hiding, they decided to go into the Rzesza work camp for a few months. After a few months, Ruth's mother went into the Vilna ghetto to give birth to a son, whom she gave up and returned to Rzesza. Ruth's father, Nathan, was picked up by the Gestapo as part of the Polish resistance and was tortured before being released back to Rzesza. The family escaped the camp before deportations and hid for the rest of the war in various places, with a number of near escapes. The Katzes immigrated to Australia in 1951.

1 memoir.
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United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Ruth Leiser
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