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Book of Hasidic and folk tales found by a survivor postwar

Publication | Accession Number: 1991.189.1

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.

Title
Z Nieznanego swiata Opowiesci Chasydzkie i Ludowe [From the Unknown World: Hasidic and Folk Tales]
Date
1929  (publication/distribution)
Geography
publication : Warsaw (Poland)
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Zofia Burowska
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Record last modified: 2018-09-27 16:19:17
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