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And if I was to forget for one day…

By Jewish Historical Institute

Journalist, social activist. Her efforts, continuing in the difficult period of post-war reconstruction, when the significance of the hidden documentation wasn’t yet realized, contributed to the discovery of the Archive in the ruins of the Warsaw Ghetto. 18 December marks the 119th anniversary of Rachela Auerbach’s birth.

Rachela Eiga Auerbach was born on 18 December 1899 in Lanovtsy, Podole region (today Ukraine). Due to war – as she stated in her resume – her high school education was „delayed and completed privately”. After her family moved to Lviv, she enrolled in the last class of the Adam Mickiewicz Private Secondary Gymnasium for Girls in 1920, where she passed her final exams on 6 June 1921.

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