"Don't Forget Me" - Children's Personal Albums From the Holocaust

“Life is a battlefield, so fight!”

Franka Kleczewska’s Personal Album

"Remember, nothing is permanent in this world.
Evil and kindness always have their limits.
So continue your journey with a smile."

Thus wrote Franka Kleczewska’s friend Ruthie in Franka’s album on 8 January 1943 in the Łódź ghetto. This is one of the last dedications in the book.  Most of the other dedications were written in April 1942 by friends of Franka's who are presumed to have perished in the Holocaust.  Franka survived. Franka, today Hedva Grizim, donated the album to Yad Vashem in 1995. More...