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Sports medal awarded to a young female Polish Jewish athlete during the 1935 Maccabi Games

Object | Accession Number: 2008.327.2

Medal awarded to 16 year-old Liza (Leah) Grochowska in the Maccabi Games in 1935. She competed in basketball and track and field. She and her family lived in Bialystok, Poland. Her older brother Alexander emigrated to Palestine in 1935, and Liza joined him there in 1938. Her parents, Joseph and Lova, and her younger sister, Chaya, were deported in 1943 to Auschwitz concentration camp where they perished. In 1947, Leah emigrated to the United States.

Date
1935  (commemoration)
1938  (emigration)
Geography
received : Poland
Language
Hebrew
Classification
Awards
Category
Medals
Object Type
Sports--Medals (lcsh)
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Leah Gutman
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Record last modified: 2018-10-24 14:08:42
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