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- United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of the family of Lusia Hornstein
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Also in Lusia Schwarzwald Hornstein collection
Consists of a diary: written by "Deborah" in the Warsaw ghetto, wrapped in a Polish newspaper, dated 11 July 1945; Deborah (last name unknown) was killed by a bomb in Warsaw during the Polish uprising in 1944. Lusia Hornstein (donor's mother and a friend of Deborah's) retrieved the diary in the Spring of 1945 from a burned out home where she was living under false papers
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.