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Debora's diary

Document | Not Digitized | Accession Number: 2002.74.1

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    Overview

    Description
    The collection includes a diary written in 1943 by a young woman named Debora (last name unknown) who fought with the Polish underground in Warsaw. Debora hid the diary and told her friend Lusia Schwarzwald Hornstein, a fellow underground fighter, where to find it should she not survive. Debora was killed by a bomb in Warsaw during the Polish uprising in 1944. In the diary Debora writes about living in hiding, poor living conditions in the bunker, looking for her mother, learning that her mother was killed, and burying her mother. Lusia recovered the diary in March 1945 from behind a radiator in a burned-out house where they lived under false papers and wrapped it in a newspaper. After the war, Lusia married her husband in 1948 and they immigrated to the United States in 1951.
    Date
    creation:  1943
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of the family of Lusia Hornstein

    Physical Details

    Language
    Polish
    Genre/Form
    Diaries.
    Extent
    1 oversize box
    System of Arrangement
    Debora’s diary is arranged as a single series.

    Rights & Restrictions

    Conditions on Access
    There are no known legal restrictions on access to this material, but the collection cannot be digitized or removed from storage because of conservation concerns.
    Conditions on Use
    Material(s) in this collection may be protected by copyright and/or related rights.

    Keywords & Subjects

    Geographic Name
    Warsaw (Poland)
    Personal Name
    Debora.

    Administrative Notes

    Provenance
    Debora's diary was donated by the family of Lusia Hornstein to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 2002.
    Record last modified:
    2024-06-05 13:58:20
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