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A watch given to Anna Cheszes by her rescuer Madzia Strzelczyk.

Photograph | Photograph Number: N09430

A watch given to Anna Cheszes by her rescuer Madzia Strzelczyk.

In May 1943, Dora Kaplan was able to smuggle a women's gold watch out of the Bialystok ghetto via Michal Kempinski for her daughter, Pola (later Anna Strzelczyk). In the late 1960s, Madzia visited Anna and gave her the watch as a high school graduation gift with no explanation. Anna was not interested in the watch. Anna learned the truth about her birth and the watch only after Madzia's death in 1972.

Date
May 1943
Variant Locale
Belostok
Photo Credit
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Anna Cheszes
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Record last modified: 2004-08-06 00:00:00
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