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Jews march in a funeral procession for Szymon Avigdor Wiernik.

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    Jews march in a funeral procession for Szymon Avigdor Wiernik.
    Jews march in a funeral procession for Szymon Avigdor Wiernik.

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    Caption
    Jews march in a funeral procession for Szymon Avigdor Wiernik.
    Date
    1938 December 19
    Locale
    Sosnowiec, [Katowice; Zaglebie] Poland
    Variant Locale
    Sosnovets
    Sosnowitz
    Photo Credit
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Benjamin & Hanka Schlesinger

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    Photo Source
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
    Copyright: United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
    Provenance: Benjamin & Hanka Schlesinger

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    Biography
    Hanka Schlesinger (born Chana Wiernik) is the daughter of Szymon Avigdor and Hinda (Kastenberg) Wiernik from Sosnowiec, Poland. Chana had two sisters: Chava and Mania. Her father died in 1938 at the age of 42. During the war her mother and sisters were deported to Auschwitz, where they were killed in 1942. Chana was deported first to the Gogolin labor camp in Upper Silesia before being transferred to Gleiwitz. She survived the evacuation death march to Ravensbrueck and Neustadt-Glewe. After the liberation Chana returned to Sosnowiec, where she joined a Zionist collective and worked at a Jewish orphanage. In 1946 she left for Palestine aboard an illegal immigrant ship, but was deported to Cyprus by the British. During her internment she met Benjamin Szlezyngier, whom she married on October 25, 1946. Three months later the couple was given permission to settle in Palestine.
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