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Cila Rudashevsky papers

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    The collection consists of a photograph of school children in Vilna, Poland, two song sheets from Poppendorf DP camp, a school certificate from Emden DP camp, identification cards, and certificates documenting passage on the "Exodus 1947" relating to Pola and Shoshana Rudaszewska [donor and donor's mother] and their experiences immediately following the Holocaust.
    Accretion: collection of photogarphs of preWWII and wartime images of Cila Rudashevsky and her family from the Soviet Union, Vilna, Uzbekistan, and the Leipheim and Emden DP camps
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Cila Rudashevsky and Genya Markon
    Collection Creator
    Cila Rudashevsky
    Cilia Rudashevsky (born Cilia Jurer, 1934-2012) was the daughter of Avraham Jurer and Rosa Rudashevsky. Her parents, originally from Vilna, moved to the Soviet Union in 1932. They settled in Sverdlovsk in the Urals where Cilia was born on April 10, 1934. Three years later, Avraham was arrested during a Stalinist purge in Sverdlovsk and subsequently executed. Rosa and Cilia continued to live in Sverdlovsk until 1943, when they moved to Dzirzek, a small village in Uzbekistan. They remained there until the end of World War II. In 1945 they returned to Vilna for a brief period before making their way to the American Zone of Germany with the help of the Bricha. Rosa went to live in the Leipheim displaced persons camp, while Cilia settled in the Landsberg camp with other members of the Dror Zionist youth movement. She later joined her mother in Leipheim while awaiting an opportunity to immigrate to Palestine. In 1947 Rosa and Cilia were included among the 4,500 passengers of the illegal immigrant ship, the Exodus 1947. When the ship was intercepted and its passengers sent back to Germany, Rosa and Cilia spent two months in the Poppendorf displaced persons camp. When they were allowed to leave, they went briefly to Emden, before sailing to Israel on board the SS Kedma.

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    2 folders

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    Keywords & Subjects

    Corporate Name
    Exodus 1947 (Ship)

    Administrative Notes

    The papers were donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 2004 by Cila Rudashevsky.
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