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Meir Shapiro family photographs

Document | Accession Number: 2013.227.1

Photographs (8) illustrating the experiences of Meir Shapiro and his family surrounding the Holocaust in Poland and Germany. Included are pre-war photographs of Meir's mother Jenta and father Chaim (who did not survive) as well as post-war photographs of Meir and his sister Judith [who survived concentration camps as well as their mother], in Zeilsheim displaced persons camp in Germany. Along with these images is one photograph of David Ben-Gurion speaking to a group at the Zeilsheim camp in 1947. Also included in the images are group photographs of a Zionist youth organization, or kibbutz in Łódź, Poland, in which both Judith and Meir are pictured. The collections also includes one photograph of Miriam and Musia Brodzky (donor's cousins) in Wilno, Poland [present-day Vilnius, Lithuania]. Neither woman survived the Holocaust. Miriam was killed in the Ponary Forest in 1941, and Musia was killed along with her husband in Ponary in 1943.

1930-1947  (inclusive)
2 folders
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Meïr Shapiro [please note umlaut over the I in donor's first name]
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Record last modified: 2018-12-27 14:57:06
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