Fischler-Martinho, Janina: Account of life in the Jewish Ghetto in Cracow

Scope and Content

Papers of Janina Fischler-Martinho, comprise a personal account of her life in the Cracow ghetto during World War Two, probably written in the post-war period, in which she recounts a story about a silver spoon which she discovered on a return visit to Cracow, and which was donated to the Jewish Museum in Camden Town, London.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Jewish ghetto in Krakòw (Cracow) was one of the five main ghettos created by the Nazis in the General Government, during their occupation of Poland during World War Two. It was a staging point to begin dividing 'able workers' from those who would later be deemed worthy of death. Before the war, Krakow was an influential cultural centre for the 60,000-80,000 Jews that resided there. Janina Fischler-Martinho was a survivor of the Jewish ghetto at Cracow.



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Janina Fischler-Martinho

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Entry compiled by Howard Falksohn

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