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The Abandoned

Document | Not Digitized | Accession Number: 1995.A.0005

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    Overview

    Description
    The collection consists of a typed memoir titled "The Abandoned," by Evelyn Romanowsky Ripp about her prewar life in Latvia and her wartime experience in the Łachwa ghetto, the ghetto uprising, and surviving in the woods until the end of the war.
    Date
    creation:  circa 1995
    Collection Creator
    Evelyn R. Ripp
    Biography
    Evelyn (Cheva) Ripp (née, Romanowsky, b. 1930) was born on March 17, 1930 in Latvia to Moshe Zev (1898-1966) and Menia (1905-1942) Romanowsky and had two sisters: Genia (b. 1934) and Esther (1926-1942). Latvia was occupied by Soviet troops in 1940 and by Germany in 1941. Evelyn and her family were forced into the Łachwa ghetto in April 1942. During an uprising in the ghetto in September 1942, Evelyn, Moshe, and Genia escaped, but Menia and Esther were killed. They survived the remainder of the war in hiding, including in the nearby woods and by joining partisans. After the war, they briefly returned to Poland and then lived in the Föhrenwald displaced persons camp until May 1946 when they immigrated to the United States. Evelyn married Norbert Ripp (b. 1927).

    Physical Details

    Language
    English
    Extent
    1 folder
    System of Arrangement
    The collection is arranged as a single file.

    Rights & Restrictions

    Conditions on Access
    There are no known restrictions on access to this material.
    Conditions on Use
    The Museum has made reasonable efforts but is not able to determine the copyright status of some or all of the material(s) in this collection, or identify and/or locate the potential copyright owner(s). The Museum therefore places no restrictions on use of this material, but it cannot provide any information to the user about the status of the copyright(s). The user is solely responsible for making a determination as to if and how the material may be used.

    Keywords & Subjects

    Personal Name
    Ripp, Evenly Romanowsky.

    Administrative Notes

    Provenance
    Donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 1995 by Evelyn R. Ripp
    Record last modified:
    2024-02-26 11:29:10
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