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Prewar portrait of the Zisman family in Zelow, Poland.

Photograph | Photograph Number: 62509

Prewar portrait of the Zisman family in Zelow, Poland.

Pictured seated in front, second from the right, is Zysman Kifer. Also in the front row (left to right) are (probably) Chana Faiga (daughter of Zysman), Hena Brand (sister-in-law to Zysman and a midwife), and Hinda (daughter of Zysman,seated on the far right). Pictured in the back row (left to right) are Esther Gitel Yacobovitch, her brother Avraham Shumel Yacobovitch, [unidentified], and probably Shlomo Yacobovitch.

Hena was well known for serving as a midwife to lower income families. She did not charge them a fee, and often brought clothing for the newborns and their families.

Zysman Kifer died in 1941 in Chelmno. Esther, Avraham, and Hinda also perished in Chelmno. Shlomo survived.

B. Grajnert
Circa 1930 - 1939
Zelow, [Lodz] Poland
Variant Locale
Photo Credit
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Ceira Gotlib
Record last modified: 2021-02-22 00:00:00
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