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Two young brothers in the Kovno ghetto

Two young brothers, seated for a family photograph in the Kovno ghetto. One month later, they were deported to the Majdanek camp. Kovno, Lithuania, February 1944.

Pictured are Avram (5 years) and Emanuel Rosenthal (2 years). Emanuel was born in the Kovno ghetto. The children, who were deported in the March 1944 "Children's Action," did not survive. Their uncle, Shraga Wainer, who had asked George Kadish to take this photograph, received a copy of it from the photographer after the war in the Landsberg displaced persons camp.


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  • US Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Shraga Wainer
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Two young brothers, seated for a family photograph in the Kovno ghetto. [LCID: 06546]