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The Museum’s Collections document the fate of Holocaust victims, survivors, rescuers, liberators, and others through artifacts, documents, photos, films, books, personal stories, and more. Search below to view digital records and find material that you can access at our library and at the Shapell Center.
Zofia Dymant (Sara Benet) was born in 1923 in Brzeziny, Poland. In 1940, the Gestapo interned her in the ghetto in Tomaszów, Poland. Zofia fled the ghetto with false identification papers in the name Zofia Sporzynska and went to Warsaw, Poland. During the Warsaw Uprising in October 1944, Germans captured and sent Zofia to camps in Wola, Poland, and later Namslau, Germany. The Soviet Army liberated the camp in 1945. Zofia emigrated to Sweden and later, in 1948, to the United States.
Learn about over 1,000 camps and ghettos in Volume I and II of this encyclopedia, which are available as a free PDF download. This reference provides text, photographs, charts, maps, and extensive indexes.