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Jewish youthi peer over the ghetto wall, using a ladder

Photograph | Photograph Number: 03944

Jewish youthi peer over the ghetto wall, using a ladder

Pictured on the ladder are Ajzyk and Jakob Wierzbicki.

This segment of the ghetto wall bisected the inner courtyard of the apartment building at plac Mirowski 9 (foreground, not shown, and home of the donor, Irving (Ignac) Milchberg) and his family until 1942. The building in the background was the rear of Krochmalna 10 -12, part of the same complex, where the Wierzbicki family lived. The camera lens faced east-south-east, from the rear courtyard of Mirowski 9.

Irving Milchberg crossed over to the "Aryan" side of Warsaw after the deportation of his family and became involved with a group of Jewish children and youth who supported themselves by selling cigarettes at Three Crosses Square (Plac Trzech Krzyzy). He was known as "Byczek" (Bull).

1941 October 15
Warsaw, Poland
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Photo Credit
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Irving Milchberg
Record last modified: 2022-03-14 00:00:00
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