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Zimetbaum-Mala - still image

Zimetbaum-Mala - still image

Mala Zimetbaum, the first Jewish woman to escape from Auschwitz, was recaptured, interrogated and sentenced to die in Birkenau. She died before the execution could be carried out, either by taking her own life or shot by an SS guard. The French caption to this original photo reads: "Mala Zimetbaum, Symbol of Solidarity, died heroically in the Auschwitz concentration camp, September 15, 1944."

Institution: Yad Vashem, Jerusalem

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Jewish Women's Archive. "Zimetbaum-Mala - still image." (Viewed on October 1, 2014) <http://jwa.org/media/zimetbaum-mala-still-image>.

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