Rose Kfar Rose papers
Consists of photographs and documents relating to the donor and her family before, during and after the war. This includes nine original photographs of the donor before and during the war; two copy prints of the Kfar family in 1911 and 1924; and a group of documents relating to the donor's school attendance.
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Partial set of art reproductions by Janiny Tollik that belonged to Roza Kwar. The prints were created after the war. After Nazi Germany occupied L'vov, Poland (L'viv, Ukraine) in June 1941, Roza, 14, and her parents, Benzion and Tinka, were moved to the Jewish ghetto and assigned to forced labor. In August 1942, Benzion purchased false papers for her. She escaped and went to live with Krystyna Moskalik, a Polish schoolteacher, in Sieciechiowice. That area was liberated by the Soviet Army in January 1945 and in May, after the war ended, Roza went to Krakow to further her education. She continued to live under her false identity as a Catholic because of the intense antisemitism. Roza learned that her parents had died of typhus and only three of her large extended family had survived the destruction of the ghetto. Family members in New York, learning that she might have survived, found her in Krakow. They arranged for Roza and her maternal aunt, Frieda Herzer, to emigrate to the United States via Cuba in January 1948.