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Lazowski family papers

Document | Accession Number: 2018.274.1

The Lazowski family papers consist of photographs documenting Philip Lazowski’s postwar years in Austria, primarily in the Bad Gastein displaced persons camp; photographs documenting Ruth Lazowski’s postwar years in Italy, primarily in Santa Maria di Leuca and Rome; and the letter Philip Lazowski wrote in 1953 to Miriam Rabinowitz, whom he credited with saving his life during a selection in the Zhetel ghetto, after discovering she lived in Hartford, CT.

Philip Lazowski’s photographs depict him with other child Holocaust survivors in Austria from 1945- 1947. One copy print depicts his mother with another woman.

Ruth Lazowski’s photographs depict Ruth with her family and other Holocaust survivors in Italy from 1945-1948. This material also includes a 1926 family photograph of Ruth’s mother Miriam (Mania) Dvoretzky Rabinowitz, a family photograph in Zhetel, and a clipping showing Holocaust survivors carrying a banner in a parade.

Philip Lazowski’s 1953 letter to Miriam Rabinowitz describes his pleasure at discovering that the stranger who saved his life during a selection in the Zhetel ghetto in 1942 was living in Hartford, CT and his desire to visit her.

inclusive:  circa 1926-1953
4 folders
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Philip and Ruth Lazowski
Record last modified: 2023-02-24 14:33:12
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