Watercolor by a Polish Jewish man of his hiding place under the stove
- Object Type
Watercolor painting (lcsh)
- Credit Line
- United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Daniel Urbach
Watercolor painted by Isidor Urbach of his hiding place below the oven in the home where he lived with his wife Irena from 1942-1944 in Zalasocze, Poland. In September 1939, Nazi Germany occupied Poland. The family was imprisoned in Ostrow Lubelski and Stare Zalucze ghettos. In 1942, Irena found a one room house in Zalasocze where she fled with their five children. Isidor, who was Jewish, created a hiding place just for himself. Irena was Catholic and did not hide and they got false papers for the children and, at least part of the time, sent them to stay with Irena's mother. In mid-1942, Irena took in two young Jewish girls: Masza Zunszajn, 8, and Roza Zaltz, 17. She was honored by Yad Vashem as Righteous Among Nations in 1985.
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Also in Isidor Urbach family collection
The collection consists of a watercolor, correspondence, documents, newspaper clippings, and photographs relating to the experiences of Isidor Urbach and his family before, during, and after the Holocaust in Poland.
The Urbach family papers include biographical materials, correspondence, photographs, and a scrapbook documenting the family of Jewish dentist Isidor Urbach from Poznań, the family’s survival in ghettos and in hiding during World War II, and the two girls named Masza Zunszajn and Roza Zaltz the family hid during the war. Biographical materials include a birth certificate, vaccination record, identification documents, permits and passes, work documents, and a list of products the Urbachs offered at their soup kitchen in Włodawa following liberation. Correspondence includes prewar family postcards and postwar documenting an invitation to Dr. Urbach to open a soup kitchen in Włodawa, his donations of library and research materials to universities and institutions, and his efforts to receive restitution for the murder of his parents and relatives during the Holocaust. Photographs, photographic postcards, and album pages depict the Urbach family, Masza Zunszajn, and Roza Zaltz. This material also include photographic postcards dating from 1918 and images appearing to show partisans and burials. The scrapbook dates from approximately 1939-1959 and contains a photograph of Poland in 1939, surrender leaflets dropped by the Red Army, and clippings about the Nazi rise to power, World War II, the Holocaust, and the Nuremberg trials in Polish and German. These materials were collected by Dr. Urbach after the war.