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Boruch Szefner, the father-in-law of Markus Nowogrodzki.

Photograph | Photograph Number: 80986

Boruch Szefner, the father-in-law of Markus Nowogrodzki.

Boruch Szefner was president of the prewar Yiddish Writers' Union in Warsaw and parliamentary correspondent for the Folkszeitung. He was evacuated to Vilna with the Polish parliamentary staff and was on the Jewish Labor Committee list to receive a U.S. visa. However, after the Soviet take-over of Lithuania, he had to hide under the assumed name of Braude because he was sought by the N.K.V.D. He came to Japan on a Sugihara visa and went from there to the United States where he was a staff writer for the Jewish Daily Forward. His wife, Dr. Helena Szefner, taught in the underground high school of the Warsaw ghetto and worked in the Szulc factory before escaping to the Aryan side. She survived the war and joined her husband in New York.

Before 1939
Lodz, [Lodz] Poland ?
Variant Locale
Photo Credit
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Markus & Mary Nowogrodzki
Record last modified: 2015-05-06 00:00:00
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