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Museum Mourns the Loss of Rosalie Schiff

Rosalie Schiff was born in Krakow, Poland. Rosalie her family had a good life in Poland before the war. Her father owned a factory where they made insulated wools and her mother ran a Jewish day school. Rosalie remembers her father as a man who believed in helping others. Her father fled when the Nazis entered Krakow and they never saw him again. Rosalie recalls that “the last words my extraordinary father spoke to me before he fled were: ‘Remember how I lived and how important it is to live a Mitzvah filled life.’”

In 1942 most of Rosalie’s family members were deported to the Belzec Extermination Camp and murdered. Rosalie remained in the Ghetto and married William Schiff. They were separated when she was sent to the Skarzysko Labor Camp and he was sent to Auschwitz Concentration Camp. Rosalie was liberated in January 1945 by the Soviet Army. She soon discovered that William had survived, and they were reunited in Krakow, Poland.

The service for Rosalie will be Tuesday at 10:00 a.m. at Sparkman Hillcrest. If anyone would like further information please call 214-288-4477.