Lila Lam Nowakowska papers
The Lila Lam Nowakowska papers consist of biographical materials, correspondence, and photographs documenting Lila’s assumed identity in Warsaw during the Holocaust, her internment at Mauthausen and forced labor in Steyr and Znojmo, her postwar reunion with her mother, and the Jewish orphanage where her mother worked in Chorzów after the war.
Biographical materials include identification and work papers under Lila Lam Nowakowska’s assumed identity, Leonora Leska.
Correspondence includes postwar letters from Lila and Dorota Lam in Chorzów, Nowy Tomysl, Elblag, and Cracow to Adam Sznaper in Starogrod, Koszalin, Szczecin, and Warsaw. This series also includes a 2007 letter from Adam to Lila returning the letters to her and commenting on the pain of the wartime and postwar periods.
Photographs depict Lila Lam Nowakowska, her mother Dorota, her brother Henryk, her cousin Hugo, Dorota’s sister‐in‐law Charlotte Lam, children at the Jewish orphanage where her mother worked in Chorzów after the war. This series includes Mauthausen mug shots of Lila Lam Nowakowska and Stefania Korwin‐Kossakowska
bulk: circa 1933-1952
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- United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Lila Lam-Nowakowska
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Lila Lam Nowakowska
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