Lodz, Poland, Portrait of the Jewish boy Heniek Grinshpan.

Yad Vashem

Yad Vashem

Heniek Grinshpan was born in 1929 in Warsaw, Poland. he had been hidden by christians and was returned to Judaism by the Coordination organization after the war. His parents had perished in the Holocaust and he lived among Christians.

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  • Title: Lodz, Poland, Portrait of the Jewish boy Heniek Grinshpan.
  • Location: Lodz,Poland, Poland
  • Subject Keywords: Portraits , Rescue , Postwar period , Youth , Redemption of children
  • Origin: מתי הופשטטר
  • Name of submitter: מתי הופשטטר
  • Description: Dr. Malka (Mela) Mendelbaum, who was born in Cracow, Poland, devoted her life to work in education. She immigrated to Israel in 1949. After the war, she was an active member of the Central Committee of the "Zionist Coordination for Redemption of Children" in Poland. This album, documenting the children who were found by the organization's members and returned to Judaism, was dedicated to her. She died in Israel in 2002, aged 99.
  • Credit: Yad Vashem
  • Archival signature: 7468
  • Album number: FA367/22
  • Album Title: Malka (Mela) Mendelbaum, the owner of the album, and aunt of the photo submitter Mati Hofshtater, who was an active member of the "Coordination" organization in Poland.


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