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Group portrait of Jewish displaced persons in Corbion, Belgium.

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    Group portrait of Jewish displaced persons in Corbion, Belgium.
    Group portrait of Jewish displaced persons in Corbion, Belgium.

Hanka Wajcblum is kneeling in the second row on the left.  Alex Cige is kneeling in the second row on the right.  Marta Bindiger Cige is sitting in the first row on the right.

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    Group portrait of Jewish displaced persons in Corbion, Belgium.

    Hanka Wajcblum is kneeling in the second row on the left. Alex Cige is kneeling in the second row on the right. Marta Bindiger Cige is sitting in the first row on the right.
    Date
    1945
    Locale
    Corbion, Belgium
    Photo Credit
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Sheldon Schwartz

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    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
    Copyright: United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
    Provenance: Sheldon Schwartz

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    Biography
    Ester (Estusia) and Hanka (later Anna Heilman) Wajcblum, were the daughters of Jakub and Rebeka (Jaglom) Wajcblum. Both parents were Deaf. Ester was born in Warsaw in 1927 and Hanka, in 1928. Their older sister, Sabina, who married Mieczyslaw Zielinksi, spent the war in the Soviet Union. After the family was forced into the Warsaw ghetto, their father was assigned the task of making wooden crosses for grave markers at German military cemeteries. The family was deported to Majdanek in May 1943, where Jakub and Rebeka perished. Ester and Hanka were transferred to Auschwitz- Birkenau in September 1943, where they were assigned to forced labor at the Union munitions plant. After being recruited into the fledgling resistance movement by Ala Gertner, Ester and Hanka became involved in pilfering gunpowder from the munitions plant and transferring it to Roza Robota. She, in turn, transferred it to the Sonderkommando underground. On October 7, 1944 the gunpowder was used in blowing up crematorium IV in Birkenau. Ester was among the four young women who were arrested as co-conspirators. After being tortured, she was publicly hanged in Auschwitz-Birkenau on January 5, 1945. Hanka was later transferred to Neustadt Glewe labor camp, a sub-camp of Ravensbrueck, where she was liberated in May 1945 at the age of sixteen. After the war she immigrated to Palestine, where she married Joshua Heilman in March 1947.
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