Jadwiga Schulikowska
Gift of Robert Marx, Yaffa Eliach Collection donated by the Center for Holocaust Studies
Id no. 5260.86, Photograph
Created by:  Charles Haacker
Subject(s):  Children, Orphanages
Jadwiga Schulikowska (Jadzia), lying in a crib, while an adult holds a chalked sign with her name. All of the children in the UNRRA children's home in Indersdorf, Germany were photographed in an attempt to locate relatives.

At the time of Jadwiga's birth, Munich was being bombed. She became separated from her mother, Josepha Brendel, a Polish forced laborer, and was brought to Schwabing Hospital on May 2, 1945. From there, she was taken to Kloster Indersdorf where this photograph was taken on September 24, 1945. A few years later, on January 31, 1947, Jadzia was adopted by Franciszek and Gertruda Zgraja of Katowice and later went to vocational school and became a tailor. It was not until the 1980s that Jadzia had a chance to meet her birth mother.
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