Photograph : Paper : Handwritten : Ink : B&W ; Ht: 14 cm x W: 21,5 cm
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B&W, outdoor scene. 25 people gathered around a stone monument. A short metal gate is visible in the foreground and there are tall trees behind the group. The ground is roughly paved with cobblestones. Few of the subjects are smiling. Narrative: This photograph was taken at a reunion of Jewish survivors from Liubar. They stand around a memorial to those killed in their town during the Holocaust. After the war, the donor Olga Rabinovitz Bilich, and other survivors went back to their town to erect a memorial monument, but the government would not allow it. The survivors appealed to a court and won the case. Olga was born in Liubar in 1924. She went to Odessa in June 1941, where she cared for wounded soldiers. She was evacuated to Kazakhstan, and returned to Odessa after the war. She went back to Liubar in 1944, when it was liberated. She eventually settled in Kiev, teaching literature and languages.