Hiding, Evading, Escaping

They slept - by Andrea Kranz They slept - by Andrea Kranz Andrea has illustrated a children’s book, ‘The Kind Farmer’, about her father and grandparents’ experience of being hidden underground in Poland during the war.

Some Jews managed to avoid capture by the Nazis, whether by hiding or by pretending to be Christians and living openly with false documents. Others managed to flee to safer territories, not occupied by Nazis. For Jews in hiding or on the run it was a terrifying and often extremely hazardous existence.

 

Drawings of the hiding place, showing how access to the basement where the Jews were hiding was through a rabbit hutch.

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Drawings of the hiding place of Melbourne Holocaust survivor Maria Lewitt and her family in Zielonka, Poland from 1941 till liberation; showing how access to the basement where the Jews were hiding was through a rabbit hutch.

Source: JHC, courtesy of Maria Lewitt