Letters and postcards some handwritten and some typed. Letters and postcards were send by and to members of Mauer family and Zarkower family between members of the family living in Poland and others who had immigrated to Canada and the United States of America. Correspondence spans from 1939 to 1948.
Narrative: Biographical note: Erika Maltin nee Zarkower is the daughter of Leon (Lonio) Zarkower born in 1900 and Mina Zarkower née Mauer born on March 25, 1899. she has an older sister named Bronia and a younger brother called Arian. They came from Makymowka, Poland and immigrated to Canada on May 1939 as farmers.
When Erika's family still lived in Poland, the paternal grandparents, Jakob Zarkower and Dina Zarkower lived in a close by village named Stryjuwka.
Black ink on white paper. Outdoor scene with ghetto buildings in the background and a large number of people divided in two groups with 6 German soldiers in between them. In the foreground one can see a woman holding a baby in her arm and holding another child by the hand as well as a man carrying a young girl in his arms. People are running in all directions. This print refers to round-ups performed by the German soldiers to select people to be deported from the ghetto to the death camps. Narrative: All 16 of the prints in this series depict life of Jews in the Warsaw Ghetto during the Holocaust. Printmaker, book illustrator and painter, Stefan Mrozewski was born in Czéstochowa, Poland. Mrozewski's prints are in permament collections of several public art collections in Europe and North America. The artist was married to Irena Blizinska. An ardent patriot, he was a volunteer in the Polish Army in the war against the Soviet Union in 1920, as well as during the Second World War when he served in Armia Krajowa, the clandestine Polish Home Army.