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Watercolor by a Polish Jewish man of his hiding place under the stove

Object | Accession Number: 2014.501.2

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.

creation:  1943
creation: Zalasocze (Poland)
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Daniel Urbach
Record last modified: 2022-07-28 21:51:15
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