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A painting by artist Sophia Kalski depicting an image of the Lwow ghetto.

Photograph | Photograph Number: N10939

A painting by artist Sophia Kalski depicting an image of the Lwow ghetto.

The artist writes "In the winter of 1943, in the city of Lwow, during the aktion, I didn't have time to hide in the bunker or in the basement and I was forced to hide behind the door of an abandoned house for 24 hours without food, without drink, standing. I was so lucky that according to the best of my knowledge, three Germans entered the room inside the house, and they saw that it was empty. Two Germans immediately left outside, and the third one wanted to continue the search. He wanted to close the door, but to my great fortune, his superior called him, so he left the door alone and he didn't see me, and that is how I survived."

Date
1985
Variant Locale
Lwow
Lviv
Lemberg
Ukraine
Photo Designation
ART -- Contemporary
Photo Credit
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Sophia Kalski
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Record last modified: 2005-06-27 00:00:00
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