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A group photograph; Genia Bartnovsky, grandmother of the submitter, is second from the right.

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Yad Vashem

Genia and Monia (Monik) Bartnovsky, grandparents of the submitter Layla Hadar.
When the Germans entered Odessa during 09-10/1941, the submitter was only a few months old. Grandfather Monia was shot by German soldiers in the street (according to the submitter's mother, who survived and returned to Odessa sometime around 1945). The grandmother and mother of the submitter fled from Odessa, they were caught and then sent to the ghetto. The mother managed to escape from the ghetto but the grandmother was shot in the back when she tried to escape.
During the years 1941-45, Mrs. Lydia Stockwicz, the close neighbor of the submitter's grandparents, looked after the submitter and hid her in various places in her home, e.g. in a closet, and behind a curtain, in fear that someone would tell the Germans that there is a Jewish girl in her home.
When the submitter grew up she called Lydia "Babushka" (grandmother).

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  • Title: A group photograph; Genia Bartnovsky, grandmother of the submitter, is second from the right.
  • Subject Keywords: Women , Prewar period , Children
  • Origin: לילה הדר
  • Name of submitter: לילה הדר
  • Credit: Yad Vashem
  • Collection: Yad Vashem Photo Archive
  • Archival signature: 6665

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