The school identity card from 1939 in the name of Jozef Balicki that Dov Weissberg carried during the war, is but one of many testaments to his miraculous survival during the Holocaust. Above the assumed name ‘Jozef Balicki’ is a photograph of a youth with a pronounced Semitic appearance that leaves little doubt as to his Jewish identity. During the Holocaust, the likelihood of Jews successfully hiding from the Nazis and their collaborators in occupied countries was weak at best. That a Jew with such a Semitic appearance would be able to hide behind a false identity was almost impossible. Despite this, Dov Weissberg was among the few to survive out of the 340,000 Jews who had lived in Lvov, his birthplace, prior to the German occupation.
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