Aviva Landau was due to visit Poland from Israel this month for the first time since leaving just after the end of the war and was keen to contact the family of her rescuer she remembers as Anna. But all she had was an old address scribbled on the back of an envelope…
The find has been described as enormously significant as it ‘proves that religious Jews not only resisted the deportations in 1942 but also shows that religious practice among observant Jews continued in the ghetto’, director of the Jewish cemetery in Warsaw said.
Published in English, ‘Warsaw Ghetto Police: The Jewish Order Service during the Nazi Occupation’ by Holocaust academic Dr Katarzyna Person is the tragic story ‘of people who are placed in an impossible situation during war and the decisions they make.’
A March of Remembrance will be held in Warsaw on Monday to commemorate the victims of the liquidation of the Warsaw Ghetto on the 77th anniversary of the tragic event.
A March of Remembrance was held in Warsaw on Sunday to commemorate the victims of the liquidation of the Warsaw Ghetto on the 76th anniversary of the tragic event.