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    Brief Narrative
    Book once in the Gordonia Library, From the Unknown World: Hasidic and folk tales, found by Zofie Chorowicz after the war when she returned to Krakow, Poland, ca. May 1945 after liberation. Zofia, 18, and her mother Rachela were forced to move into the Krakow ghetto, established by German authorities in March 1941. In 1941 or 1942, they were moved to Wolbrom, Poland. During a selection on September 5, 1942, Zofia was sent to a labor camp in Krakow. Her mother was killed. In fall 1943, Zofia was sent to be a slave laborer in the HASAG factory in Skarzysko-Kamienna labor camp. In August 1944, she was transferred to the HASAG factory in Leipzig-Schoenefeld, Germany. In April 1945, the camp was evacuated and Zofia was sent on a death march. On April 29, she was liberated by British forces near Cavertitz, Germany. Zofia returned to Krakow after the war ended.
    Z Nieznanego swiata Opowiesci Chasydzkie i Ludowe [From the Unknown World: Hasidic and Folk Tales]
    publication/distribution:  1929
    publication: Warsaw (Poland)
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Zofia Burowska
    Author: Icchok Lejb Perec
    Publisher: Neuman & Tomaszewski

    Physical Details

    Object Type
    Books (lcsh)
    Physical Description
    x, 223 p. ; 19 cm.
    In Polish; Translated from Yiddish
    Missing pages 1 - 4 and all pages after 188
    overall : paper, ink
    on binding, handwritten, ink : 588
    inside front cover, stamped, in Hebrew: Irena Bykowska Przemysl Smolki 9 / Gordonia Library, Book No. 598
    inside first page, Yiddish stamp

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    Administrative Notes

    The book was donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 1990 by Zofia Burowska.
    Funding Note
    The cataloging of this artifact has been supported by a grant from the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany.
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    2022-07-28 21:59:28
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