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Miriam Raz photographs

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    Contains five photographs depicting Miriam (b. April 10, 1933) and her brother Josef (b. 1935); her father Alter Zunszajn, textile merchant from Wereszczyn, Poland, and portraits of two friends: Moszek Gryff and Ryfka Kuperstok, whom Miriam befriended in Helenowek children’s home.
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Miriam Zunszajn Raz.
    Collection Creator
    Miriam Raz
    Biography
    Miriam Zunszajn was born in Wereszczyn, Poland; her mother, Henia Winograd gave her the name Masza, after Henia's brother Mosze. Masza had two younger brothers, Josef and Natan, b. 1937. After the German invasion of Poland, Alter Zunszajn was forced to become the head of Jewish Council. In May 1942 under the pretenses of renewing IDs, Germans murdered almost all the Jewish residents of Wereszczyn. Masza avoided the massacre by miracle; she heard her mother’s voice telling her to survive. Masza found safe haven in house of Urbach family, who were in hiding as well. Isidor Urbach, a dentist, his five children and his Polish wife took Masza in as well as another Jewish girl. In summer 1944 Soviet Army liberated the area. Masza missed living among Jews and she reached Jewish orphanage in Helenowek and from there through illegal immigration, she left Poland and reached Palestine. She settled in Kibbutz Gan Shmuel. She is a mother of three and grandmother of nine.

    Physical Details

    Genre/Form
    Photographs.
    Extent
    1 folder

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    Material(s) in this collection may be protected by copyright and/or related rights. You do not require further permission from the Museum to use this material. The user is solely responsible for making a determination as to if and how the material may be used.

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    Donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 2015 by Miriam Zunszajn Raz.
    Record last modified:
    2023-02-24 13:43:52
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