Sharing Stories Inspiring Change


Auerbakh-Rakhl_small - still image

Auerbakh-Rakhl_small - still image

"Giving voice to the victims": Rokhl Auerbach (1903–1976), a member of the Polish-Jewish literary elite, ran a soup kitchen in the Warsaw Ghetto while simultaneously in her writing recording the voices of its captive inhabitants. She ultimately survived the war by passing herself off as an "Aryan," and went on to found the Department for the Collection of Witness Testimony at Yad Vashem in Jerusalem.

Institution: By the Last Way, by Rokhl Auerbach (Tel Aviv: 1977)

Related content:

How to cite this page

Jewish Women's Archive. "Auerbakh-Rakhl_small - still image." (Viewed on April 19, 2014) <>.