Zofia Glazer and Irena Zawadzka collection
The collection documents the Holocaust-era experiences of Rachel Zonszajn (later Rachel Benshaul) and her mother Cypora Zonszajn, originally of Siedlce, Poland, including Rachel’s survival as a hidden child with the efforts of Cypora’s childhood friends Zofia Glazer and Irena Zawadzka. The collection consists of three photographs of Rachel Zonszajn with her mother, father and her maternal grandmother in the Siedlce ghetto, dated Spring 1942; a photograph of Rachel with her rescuers, Zofia Glazer, Sabina Zawadzka, and Krystyna Zawadzka with her son, Stefanek, dated 1945, location, Siedlce, Poland; a photographic portrait of Dosia, a Jewish woman rescued by Irena, dated 1948, location, Paris, France; a thank you letter written by Szymon Jablon, Rachel's maternal uncle in Palestine, to Zofia and Irena, circa 1949; one letter written by Rachel in Israel to Zofia and Irena, circa 1957; a manuscript copy of an account of the liquidation of the Siedlce ghetto, written by Cypora Jablon Zonszajn, Rachel's mother, circa August 1942; and one printed invitation, dated 1960, to Rachel Zonszajn and Shraga Blum’s wedding, together with a handwritten entry by Szymon Jablon, Kibbutz Ma’abarot, Israel.
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