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Damaged photograph of Dov Levin, a Jewish school boy in pre-war Kovno, that was preserved through the war by a friend in the sole of her shoe.

Photograph | Photograph Number: 88943

Damaged photograph of Dov Levin, a Jewish school boy in pre-war Kovno, that was preserved through the war by a friend in the sole of her shoe.

Dov Levin gave this photograph to his girlfriend, Rifkale (Rose Kurland), as a keepsake before leaving the Kovno ghetto to join partisans in the Rudninkai Forest. Rifkale hid the photograph in the sole of her shoe and kept it with her through her deportation from the ghetto and incarceration in the Stutthof concentration camp. Dov and Rifkale were reunited in 1984 when she returned the photo to him.

Date
Circa 1939 - 1941
Variant Locale
Kauen
Kovno
Kowno
Photo Credit
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Dov Levin
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Record last modified: 2007-04-02 00:00:00
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