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Leszek Grzywaczewski photographs

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    Overview

    Description
    The collection consists of photographs depicting the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising in 1943 including burning buildings, Polish firefighters, German SS officers, and captured Jews being marched down Nowolipie Street prior to deportation. Also included is one post-war photograph depicting Hungarian troops preparing to execute Lajos Remenyi-Schneller, who was tried and convicted in 1946 of collaborating with the Nazis.

    All the Warsaw photographs were taken by Leszek Grzywaczewski, a Polish firefighter whose unit was called to the fire, but not allowed to intervene with buildings inside the ghetto.
    Date
    inclusive:  1943-1946
    Collection Creator
    Leszek Grzywaczewski
    Biography
    Leszek Grzywaczewski was a firefigher in Warsaw, Poland. He and his unit were called to the burning Warsaw ghetto, but were not allowed to intervene. They were ordered to protect buildings outside the ghetto, but to stand by and watch the Jewish ghetto burn. His family saved a number of Jews including Janina Laks and her mother-in-law Halina Laks.

    Physical Details

    Genre/Form
    Photographs.
    Extent
    1 folder
    System of Arrangement
    The collection is arranged as a single series.

    Rights & Restrictions

    Conditions on Access
    There are no known restrictions on access to this material.
    Conditions on Use
    Material(s) in this collection may be protected by copyright and/or related rights. You do not require further permission from the Museum to use this material. The user is solely responsible for making a determination as to if and how the material may be used.

    Keywords & Subjects

    Personal Name
    Grzywaczewski, Leszek.

    Administrative Notes

    Provenance
    Photographs created by Leszek Grzywaczewski, April 1943, Warsaw Ghetto, Poland. This collection was donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum by Howard Kaplan in 1992.
    Record last modified:
    2024-03-15 16:12:25
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