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A painting by artist Sophia Kalski entitled "Escape from Lwow ghetto, end of March 1943. Zamarstynowska #1."

Photograph | Photograph Number: N10940

A painting by artist Sophia Kalski entitled "Escape from Lwow ghetto, end of March 1943. Zamarstynowska #1."

The artist writes about the image, "The Germans are in the street and I'm running. I was told that through the fourth post in the fence I will be able to leave. I reached the fence, I counted four posts. In the moment the German turned his back, I discovered the hole in the fence and with the speed of lightening, I passed through this hole to the other side. the Aryan side. One minute of fear, that will bring life or death. Polish children discovered me and started to yell "Jewess!" and throw stones at me. I managed to avoid them, to run away, and to cross the street."

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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