Jadwiga Mendelson in her family’s prewar home

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  • Photo taken in:
    Katowice
    Country name at time of photo:
    Poland 1919-1939
    Country name today:
    Poland

This is a picture of my sister Jadzia (Jadwiga). It was taken at our home in Katowice, some time in the 1930s.

Jadzia was the youngest of all the siblings. She was born in 1933. I loved Jadzia. She was so sweet and pretty.

I called her 'Jadziulka.' Before the war Jadzia didn't manage to start school, so she had no schooling. My little sister was six years old when the war broke out.

Interview details

Interviewee: Irena Wygodzka
Interviewer:
Zuzanna Schnepf
Month of interview:
May
Year of interview:
2005
Warsaw, Poland

KEY PERSON

Jadwiga Mendelson
Jewish name:
Jochewet
Year of birth:
1933
Decade of birth:
1930
City of birth:
Poland
Country name at time of birth:
Katowice
Occupation
after WW II:
Nurse
Family names
  • Previous family name: 
    Beitner
    Reason for changing: 
    Marriage
    Decade of changing: 
    1950

Additional Information

Also interviewed by:
Survivors of the Shoah Visual History Foundation
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