CHANUKKA SAMEACH!

It is Chanukka, the festival of lights and miracles. That's why we want to tell the story of Mordka Schwarz, a Holocaust survivor from the region of Kolbuszowa (PL) who first came to Zittau as a Jewish forced labourer.

After the liberation of the "Zittwerke" (a subcamp of Gross-Rosen concentration camp) and some very difficult postwar years, Mordka started his own business and married Maria "Mirel" Liebe from Löbau. The couple ran the department store "Kaufhaus Schwarz".

For at least 10 years, they sent Chanukka presents to the children of the Jewish community in Dresden. For Mordka Schwarz, who had lost his first wife and children in the Shoa, these Jewish children in Dresden must have represented nothing less than a miracle.

 

Photo: Mordka Schwarz (left) with Helmut Aris of the Jewish community Dresden. © Archiv der Jüdischen Gemeinde zu Dresden

KONTAKT

Anne Kleinbauer

Hillersche Villa gGmbH

Klieneberger Platz 1

02763 Zittau

 

phone: +49 3583 779622

mail: a.kleinbauer@hillerschevilla.de

Öffnungszeiten

Mo-Fr 10:00 – 16:00 Uhr

 



Kooperation

MAZEWA ist ein Projekt der Hillersche Villa gGmbH in Kooperation mit Vereinigung junger Freiwilliger Vjf e.V., European Heritage Volunteers,  Hatikva e.V. in Dresden, der jüdischen Gemeinde in Dresden, der jüdischen Gemeinde in Liberec, Besht Yeshiva Dresden e.V. und der Stadt Zittau.
MAZEWA wird im Rahmen des Projekts "JUGEND erinnert" gefördert durch die Stiftung „Erinnerung, Verantwortung und Zukunft“ (EVZ) und das Auswärtige Amt.