Rotter Helena

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Story of Rescue - Rotter Helena

At the time of the Nazi occupation Helena Rotter-Bohosiewicz lived in the village of Mozycz near Lviv. In her household she hid altogether six people of Jewish origin, who had escaped from the ghetto in Lviv. These were: three members of the Rotter family, Szosana Mendel and her sister, and Jan Jung. After the war Helena married one of the Rotters and departed with him for Israel. 

Helena Rotter-Bohosiewicz lived in the village of Mozycz (or Kozice as Gutman suggests) near Lwów. During the War, ghetto escapees, probably from the Lwów ghetto, found shelter in her home.

The ghetto was established by the Germans in 1941 and, a year later, the Nazis began to systematically, annihilate the people gathered there. The final liquidation took place in June 1943.

Under Helena's roof, six people survived until the end of the occupation: three members of the Rotter family, Szoszana Mendel, her sister and Jan Jung.

After the War, Helena married one of the Rotter's and, together, they emigrated to Israel.

Bibliography

  • Lwów – historia
  • Gutman Israel red. nacz., Księga Sprawiedliwych wśród Narodów Świata, Ratujący Żydów podczas Holocaustu, Kraków 2009
  • Grynberg Michał, Księga Sprawiedliwych, Warszawa 1993

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