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Rywa Scwarcberg Zeidlitz papers

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    The papers consist of two notebooks belonging to Rywa Scwarcberg Zeidlitz. It is probable that Rywa obtained the notebooks while in a convalescence home in Sweden, where she was located after liberation. Included in her writings are poems about her experience in Auschwitz and her longing for family members who perished in the Holocaust. Rywa also recounts her family’s experiences in the Łódź ghetto.
    inclusive:  circa 1945-1950
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum collection, gift of Eva Zetterquist and Gunn Fors
    Collection Creator
    Rywa Zeidlitz
    Rywa Szwarcberg Zeidlitz was born in Łódź, Poland on March 15, 1915. Her father, Mosze Szwarcberg dealt in real estate and her mother, Gela, took care of the children. Rywa had six sisters and two brothers. One of her older sisters was Lea. The family was forced into the Łódź ghetto in November 1940 where Mosze died of natural causes in the ghetto. In August 1944 Rywa and her sister, Lea, were deported to Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp. After about a month they were transferred to the Ravensbrück concentration camp. In early April 1945, 500 women prisoners were handed over to the Swedish and Danish Red Cross, Rywa was among them. Rywa had twin daughters, Eva and Gunn.

    Physical Details

    1 folder

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    Keywords & Subjects

    Geographic Name
    Łódź (Poland)
    Personal Name
    Zeidlitz, Rywa.

    Administrative Notes

    The collection was donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 1999 by Eva Zetterquist and Gunn Fors.
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