Date(s) - Thursday, February 20th
5:30 pm - 6:15 pm
Jewish Museum Milwaukee
Join Jewish Museum Milwaukee Education Director, Ellie Gettinger, for an in-depth look at this touching exhibit that explores the women who fought for survival in the Łódź Ghetto and bears witness to the personal dimensions of the Holocaust.
Museum Admission | Members Free
About The Girl in the Diary: Searching for Rywka from the Łódź Ghetto
In 1945 a Soviet doctor found a school notebook in the liberated Auschwitz-Birkenau Camp. It was a diary written by the teenager Rywka Lipszyc in the Łódź Ghetto between October 1943 and April 1944 — the testament of a Jewish girl who lost her siblings and parents, but never lost hope despite moments of doubt. More than 60 years after its discovery, the diary traveled to the United States to the Holocaust Center of Northern California where Dr. Anita Friedman began the task of trying to locate answers about the notebook and its writer. An international research team was established – all them looking for answers and for Rywka Lipszyc.
Offered in connection with The Girl in the Diary: Searching for Rywka from the Łódź Ghetto, an exhibit on display at the Jewish Museum Milwaukee, January 24 – May 17.
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