|Catalog No.||23053||Similar Items|
|Brief Description||Memories of Tamar Sokel - Diamant||Similar Items|
|Registry No.||23053רמ||Similar Items|
|Donor||Oshri - Diamant Iris||Similar Items|
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|File name||זיכרונותיה של תמר סוקל - דיאמנט||Similar Items|
|Period||During World War II||Similar Items|
|Author||סוקל - דיאמנט תמר||Similar Items|
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The wartime memories of Tamar Sokel (later Diamant), written in 1944, soon after the liberation of her hometown, Borislav, Poland (now Ukraine), by the Red Army.
Handwritten original, in Polish
Tamar was born in 1928 in Borislav. When the war broke out, her father and brother planned to escape, but ultimately stayed with the rest of the family and did not survive. Her parents, her brother Izio and her little sister were killed by the Germans. She herself was hiding in the city, in rural areas and in the woods. When Borislav was liberated, she escaped to Walbrzych, where she met members of Bricha (a Zionist underground immigration organization). In 1948, after some hardships, she arrived in Palestine on board the ship "Exodus". There, she married, settled in Haifa and started a family. In 1966, she was a witness for the prosecution against Hildebrand, head of the Borislav Gestapo.
A copy of the diary's manuscript was obtained by writer Henryk Grynberg, who wrote a book based on those memories.
The file includes an article published in the Haaretz newspaper on 11 October 1991. The article is based on the story "Escape from Bronislav" by Grynberg, based on Tamar's diary and translated by Yoram Bronovsky. The translation is in the file, along with a Hebrew booklet published by her family members in December 2013, with Tamar's memories. The book has a forward by Shimshon Diamant. Close