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. The collection also includes restitution correspondence documenting the murder of Dr. Urbach’s parents and relatives during the Holocaust and a scrapbook containing surrender leaflets dropped by the Red Army and clippings about the Nazi era and Holocaust collected by Dr. Urbach after the war.