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Moshe Thomas sitting on a bicycle near his grandmother's home in Nizni Verecky.

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    Moshe Thomas sitting on a bicycle near his grandmother's home in Nizni Verecky.
    Moshe Thomas sitting on a bicycle near his grandmother's home in Nizni Verecky.

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    Moshe Thomas sitting on a bicycle near his grandmother's home in Nizni Verecky.
    Date
    1943 May 17
    Locale
    Nizni Verecky, [Transcarpathia] Czechoslovakia
    Variant Locale
    Nyzhni Vorota,Ukraine
    Alsovereczke
    Photo Credit
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Berte Akerman

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    Photo Source
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
    Copyright: United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
    Provenance: Berte Akerman

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    Biography
    Berte Akerman is the daughter of Moshe Weiss and Regina (nee Stern) Weiss. She was born in Nizni Verecky, Czechoslovakia on February 14, 1919. Her father, who owned a shoe store, passed away from natural causes in 1922. In 1941 Berte was taken from her town and sent to the provinces with her family. Her son Moshe Tomas was born in either 1941 or 1942. Then they were deported to the Kamieniec Podolski ghetto in the Ukraine. They managed to escape to Budapest where her husband and his brother were shot. Berte, who was pregnant, returned to Verecky in 1943 so her mother could assist her with her childbirth. After she gave birth, she left her newborn son, Itzhak, with her mother, and she and Moshe went into hiding on false papers. They lived with a Christian who was unaware they were Jewish. In 1944, Regina and Itzhak were deported to Auschwitz where they were killed. Regina was 54 years old, and Itzhak was only one year old.
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