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Group portrait of young Jewish DPs from the Salzburg displaced persons camp on an outing in the mountains.

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    Group portrait of young Jewish DPs from the Salzburg displaced persons camp on an outing in the mountains.
    Group portrait of young Jewish DPs from the Salzburg displaced persons camp on an outing in the mountains.

Pictured from left to right are Ester Himmelfarb, unknown, Hadasa Werdygier, unknown,  Helen Rubinsztajn, and Mania Potok.  The last four were from Bedzin, Poland.

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    Group portrait of young Jewish DPs from the Salzburg displaced persons camp on an outing in the mountains.

    Pictured from left to right are Ester Himmelfarb, unknown, Hadasa Werdygier, unknown, Helen Rubinsztajn, and Mania Potok. The last four were from Bedzin, Poland.
    Date
    1946
    Locale
    Salzburg, Austria
    Photo Credit
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Hadasa Werdygier Rittenberg

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    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
    Copyright: United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
    Provenance: Hadasa Werdygier Rittenberg

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    Biography
    Hadasa (Dasha) Werdygier is the daughter of Mosze and Telca Werdygier. She was born June 16, 1925 in Bedzin, Poland, where her father taught at an Agudat Yisrael yeshiva, and her mother sold textiles. She had four siblings: Srul Szmil (b. 1916), Lejbl (b. 1918), Szlojme (b. 1920) and Chana (b. 1921). During the German occupation of Poland Hadasa and her family were confined to the Bedzin ghetto. In November 1942, Hadasa was sent to the Blechhammer labor camp, and later to the Schatzlar camp in Czechoslovakia, where she was liberated by the Soviets on May 8, 1945. Soon after the liberation Hadasa was reunited with her sister, Chana, and learned that the rest of her immediate family had perished in Auschwitz. The sisters then decided to leave Poland for the West. They eventually reached Austria and settled in the Salzburg displaced persons camp. In the spring of 1946 Hadasa immigrated to Palestine aboard the Dov Hos refugee ship. Soon after her arrival she met Benjamin Rittenberg, an American Jew, and the following summer moved with him to the United States.
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