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Prewar communion picture which was brought with the donor's family to Rivesaltes and which ended up saving them from deportation.

Photograph | Photograph Number: 23625

Prewar communion picture which was brought with the donor's family to Rivesaltes and which ended up saving them from deportation.

Originally the entire family was slated for deportation, but just as they were about to board the train, the donor's mother showed the officials her childhood communion photo proving that she was not Jewish. Her two daughters were also pulled from the transport. Unfortunately, her Jewish husband was not spared. He was transported to Drancy and from there to Auschwitz where he perished.

Date
Circa 1920
Photo Credit
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Margot Schwarzchild-Wicki
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Record last modified: 2009-03-30 00:00:00
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