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Hilary Laks papers

Document | Accession Number: 2015.209.1

The collection consists of a hand-written memoir in Polish authored by Hilary Laks, a survivor of the Warsaw ghetto, who was also hidden by Bronisław and Katarzyna Miśkiewicz in their apartment until liberation. The memoir describes his family history and life before and after the war, as well as the Holocaust experiences of his wife Janina Tauba Szamir and daughter Romana (later Romana Laks Kaplan), including their survival of the Warsaw ghetto, Janina going into hiding separately from Hilary, and hiding Romana in a convent. The collection also includes a 1968 letter from Hilary to Romana in which he discusses photographs taken by Polish firefighter Leszek Grzywaczewski during the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising in 1943.

A donor-supplied English translation of the memoir is included as a supplementary document. The photographs taken by Leszek Grzywaczewski are available in Leszek Grzywaczewski photographs (1992.38).

inclusive:  1968-1980
3 folders
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Roma Laks Kaplan in memory of her parents Janina Tauba and Hilary Laks
Record last modified: 2023-06-07 10:36:07
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