They could not stop playing with dolls

• Before they could stop playing with dolls

Photos war always causes an incredible feeling of pain and loss, and evidence of this terrible war, as World War II, and never one can not remain indifferent. Especially if these are portraits of young children and women, to whom they smile and look with hope to a brighter future, not knowing what terrible fate awaits them.

We offer you a selection of photographs from the archives of the Memorial Museum of the disaster.

They could not stop playing with dolls

The Hague, 1942. Eva and Leana Munzer. Both die in Auschwitz.

They could not stop playing with dolls

Berlin, 1925. Marion Bassfrend leave in England in 1938. Her parents will kill the Germans in November 1941 in the Ninth Fort in Kaunas.

They could not stop playing with dolls

Amsterdam, 1941. Susan Hohher perish in Auschwitz a year.

They could not stop playing with dolls

Poland 1939 Esther Yocheved Meyersdorf and her doll.

They could not stop playing with dolls

Amsterdam, 1941. Trudy Shonfild save a neighbor, Aunt Mimi.

Driving a bicycle past the yard where the prisoners were herded Jews Aunt Mimi said protection had forgotten at home purse. She missed inside, she grabbed Trudi's arm and led her away. Trudy's parents were sent to Auschwitz, where they perished. Aunt Mimi was a member of the resistance, she found a foster family for the labor on the outskirts of Amsterdam. After the war, Trudy went to New York.

They could not stop playing with dolls

Kiryat Motzkin, 1951.

They could not stop playing with dolls

Susie Lowe, one of seven children born in winter 1945 in Dachau "pregnancy department" - a group of seven pregnant Jewish women from Hungary. Pregnant women, as a rule, do not leave alive. It is believed that the SS have reserved this band for possible trades with the advancing Americans.

They could not stop playing with dolls

The seven women safely gave birth to healthy children. Here are two photos taken after the liberation.

They could not stop playing with dolls

Feldafing (Bavaria), a camp for displaced persons, 1946-1947.

Reyzele kirkel lost in Auschwitz, his mother, sister and brother. Her father survived the Dachau concentration camp and returned her to the Siauliai. Reyzele so used to his adoptive parents, hid it from the Germans for two and a half years, I did not want to go back to his father (the adoptive parents and did not want to give it away). Foster mother Reyzele named Elena Yakubov. Father took her by force, following the intervention of the police, and took with him first to Germany in a camp for displaced persons, and then to America.

They could not stop playing with dolls

Poland, 1938. Tsivya Perel'muter the war lived in the ghetto in Lodz. During the liquidation of the ghetto her family were deported on a very large through connections: they were of those who were left, "cleaning" the ghetto after the deportation of his all residents.

They could not stop playing with dolls

Lions, 1943. Itta Keller at the house hid it the Pole Tadeusz Kobylko.

Itta Keller was born in July 1939 in a shtetl near Lviv. She had a mother, father, grandmother and aunt Fania. When the Germans occupied Lviv, in the midst of raids aunt Fanya by chance I met with Tadeusz, and he offered to hide it under his wife's views. Married priest celebrated their aunt Fanya false documents.

Then there was a new raid in the shtetl, and mother and grandmother Itty sent to a concentration camp Belzec, where they perished. The fate of her father is unknown. Before the raid Itty mother managed to hide it in the basement with a supply of water and food and send aunt Fanya note. A few days later, Tadeusz found Ittu, put in a bag and took with him. Until the end of the war the family lived in Itta Kobylko their daughter Ira. Then at Thaddeus and Fanny he was born the son of Adam. After the war, Tadeusz wanted to go with Fanya in Palestine and even take a convert to Judaism, but he was not given permission to leave. Aunt Fanny left alone with her children and never saw Tadeusz. One she could not have children, and they had to give to the orphanage. Aunt Fanny died in 1992, Itta and Adam live in Israel.

They could not stop playing with dolls

Harwich, England, Monday, December 12, 1938. The girl, who arrived on the second ship "Kindertransport".

They could not stop playing with dolls

Harwich, England, Monday, December 12, 1938. The passengers of the second ship "Kindertransport".

They could not stop playing with dolls

"Kindertransport".

They could not stop playing with dolls

Frakfurt am Main, 1941. Miriam Menasse a year before his death in Sobibor.

They could not stop playing with dolls

Almelo, 1942. Rachel Katz says goodbye forever with her dolls before they leave the shelter to the family members of the Dutch resistance.

They could not stop playing with dolls

Paris, 1938. Blanche Karakovsky. Her father would die in Auschwitz, and she and her mother to the end of the war in hiding in Paris and on the farms around the town. After the war, his mother Blanche re-marry, and together they leave to America in 1953.

They could not stop playing with dolls

Hanukkah Postwar Lodz 1948.

They could not stop playing with dolls

Poland, 1935. Lida Kleiman save several Catholic nuns monasteries, her father - a priest of the Russian Orthodox Church. Lida's mother dies. After the war, Lida graduate from Polytechnic in Wrocław, will marry a classmate and would go to Israel in 1957.