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Portrait of Ester Fiks (Julcia), a member of the Hashomer Hatzair Zionist youth movement, who lived on false papers and served as a courier in the Jewish underground.

Photograph | Photograph Number: 17913

Portrait of Ester Fiks (Julcia), a member of the Hashomer Hatzair Zionist youth movement, who lived on false papers and served as a courier in the Jewish underground.

The Polish inscription on the back of the photograph reads, "During our underground life/ From our times of misfortune/ To my dearest friend/ Jula 1944".

Julcia met Lodzia Hamersztajn in 1943 while they were both living on false papers in Krakow and working for the Germans. They stayed together until the liberation. Julcia had a younger brother, Benzion, known as Bolus, who survived the war on the Aryan side of Warsaw as one of the cigarette sellers in Three Crosses Square. Julcia and her brother immigrated to Palestine in 1946.

Date
1944
Variant Locale
Warszawa
Varshava
Warschau
Photo Designation
RESCUERS & RESCUED -- Poland
Photo Credit
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Leah Hammerstein Silverstein
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Record last modified: 2004-01-02 00:00:00
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