- Consists of a small blue photo album and a handmade paper book painted with watercolor scenes of children playing in various locations; both albums contain photographs of children in the OSE homes of Draveil, Bellevue, and Champfleur, 1946-1948.
- Collection Creator
- Hermine Markowitz
Hermina Zali Katz (now Markowitz) was born on Mar. 15, 1926 in Volovice, Czechoslovakia. When the Nazis took over the Sudetenland, Hermine was visiting her aunt and uncle in Antwerp, where she remained until she fled to France following the German invasion of Belgium. She was separated from her family and taken by another family to Marseilles and placed in hiding in a convent with the help of the OSE. On Aug. 27, 1942, the Gestapo arrested her and took her to Aix-en-Provence. During her medical exam, she was diagnosed with appendicitis and taken to a Catholic hospital, where she escaped and returned to the convent. She stayed at the convent until liberation, when she became an OSE counselor for war orphans. Her parents and seven siblings were deported to Auschwitz in Apr. 1944, and only one sister, Dora, survived.
Rights & Restrictions
- Conditions on Access
- There are no known restrictions on access to this material.
- Conditions on Use
- The Museum is in the process of determining the possible use restrictions that may apply to material(s) in this collection.
Keywords & Subjects
- Holder of Originals
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
- Legal Status
- Permanent Collection
- Hermine Markowitz donated this collection to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Photo Archives on Nov. 12, 2000.
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- 2023-08-28 09:14:56
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Also in Hermine Markowitz collection
Contains materials donated to the Museum by Hermine Markowitz. Some of these materials may be combined into a single collection in the future.
Consists of documents, including a false French "Carte d’identite" pertaining to the donor's time in hiding, and documents pertaining to the donor's husband's incarceration in camps and claim for restitutioon.