- The collection includes photographs primarily depicting life among displaced persons at Föhrenwald displaced persons camp, 1946-1949, including Leon and Sally Korn at their wedding and with their young daughter. Also included are images of a Jewish soccer club, Makabi Ferenwald, including a team portrait, as well as a portrait of a team from the Landsberg displaced persons camp.
- Credit Line
- United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Sally Korn
- Collection Creator
- Sally Korn
Sally Korn (born Salomeja Frankel, b. 1926) was the daughter of Samuel (b. 1890) and Chaja Gitel (b. 1900) Frankel. She was born on July 17, 1926 in Mikolajow, Poland where her father was a machinist. During the war Sally worked in a farm affiliated with a slave labor camp in Kurowice not far from Lvov. The farmer took relatively good care of the Jewish workers assigned to him. In 1943 an order was given to liquidate the labor camp Kurowice. The landowner heard what was about to happen and ran to the fields to warn his Jewish workers. He brought them food and water and told them to remain in the field until nighttime. Sally heard screams and cries from trucks passing by on the highway. The land owner returned at night and took his workers to a safe area on his property. The Jewish workers later escaped to the woods near Bobkra. While hiding in the woods, Sally met Leon Korn (b. November 2, 1920) who had escaped from the Janowska camp. After the area was liberated Sally went to Bobkra which had already been evacuated. However later that day, the town came under fire. Sally eventually found Russian soldiers who helped her make her way back to Lvov. From there she and made their way to the Foehrenwald displaced persons camp in Bavaria where she and Leon Korn were married. Though Sally survived her parents, sister Ryfka (b. 1925), sister Etel (b. 1930), brother Berel (Bernard, b. 19 34) and many other relatives were killed in 1942 in Belzec.