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Object | Accession Number: 2015.448.103

Part of a collection of paintings: primarily gouache, created by Holocaust survivor Zenek Maor, documenting his experiences during the Holocaust and his life in Israel; Maor (born Moskowicz) was born in Wloclawek, Poland in 1923. His family fled to Warsaw, where they were forced into the ghetto. From there he was sent to a forced labor camp to build a railway line, before being transferred to Auschwitz with his brother Heniek. There they were assigned to a work detail in the Janinagrube coal mine. On January 17, 1945, Zenek and Heniek were forced on a death march towards Germany. After Zenek's liberation by the Red Army, he returned to Wloclawek to initially discover he was the only family member to return. Heniek and Zenek went to Bavaria, and Heniek eventually immigrated to the United States. Zenek immigrated to Israel in 1947, and married Hungarian survivor Lilli. They lived at Kibbutz Yad Mordecai and eventually moved to Haifa; created in 2005.

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United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection. The acquisition of this collection was made possible by the Crown Family.
Record last modified: 2021-02-10 09:40:34
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