Pesl Pola Melamed Dichter memoir
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- United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Margalit Bleiberg
Memoir: handwritten, 20 pages, by Pesl Pola Melamed Dichter (donor’s mother); Pesl was born in December 1923 in Rożyszcze,Poland (today Rozhishche, Ukraine); the Melamed family together with 4,000 other Jews were forced into a ghetto in the winter 1941/1942. They all suffered terrible hunger and were forced to perform slave labor. In the spring 1942 Motl Melamed, Pesl’s father was murdered by the Germans. The last “Aktion” during which more than 3,000 Jews were shot, took place in August 1942. Pesl Pola was at that time engaged to knit by a Polish woman in a neighboring village and due to this coincidence she was saved. She hid in the forest until liberation. In 1944 she married Izak Dichter, b. 1911, from Trojanowka, about 80 km north of her hometown. Their daughter Klara (Carmela) was born in December 1945 in Walbrzych, Poland. The Dichter family immigrated to Israel in 1948. Photograph: of Pola and Izak Dichter in the Eschwege DP camp in Germany; c. 1947.
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