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Debora's diary

Document | Accession Number: 2002.74.1

The diary was written by a young woman named Debora 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 Debora not survive. Debora was killed by a bomb in Warsaw during the Polish uprising in 1944. Lusia recovered the diary in March 1945 from behind a radiator in a burned-out house, and wrapped in in a newspaper (2002.74.2). In August 1998, shortly before her death, Lusia Schwarzwald Hornstein gave the diary to to her children.

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United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of the family of Lusia Hornstein
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