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A painting by artist Sophia Kalski depicting the Lwow ghetto.

Photograph | Photograph Number: N10941

A painting by artist Sophia Kalski depicting the Lwow ghetto.

The artist writes about the image, "In this painting, part of a bunker is seen and in it, people hiding. Outside, the aktion was going on full force for a whole day on April 7, 1943. In my hometown of Trembowla in Galicia, among the people that are hiding, I am there as well. I am ten years old, and I am with my mom. In the bunker, we are suffocating because of lack of air. The only air reaching us is through the thin pipes. At a certain moment, when I was in the bunker, I felt that I am suffocating because of lack of air, but with the help of people in the bunker, I survived, and all the people that were in the bunker survived as well."

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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