Bella Markowicz in Sweden after liberation
Gift of Nuta and Bella Markowicz in memory of Halinka Markowicz
Id no. 1190.91, Photograph
This photograph shows Bella Markowicz in a hospital bed in Joenkoeping, Sweden shortly after her liberation from the Ravensbruck concentration camp by the Swedish Red Cross. Markowicz is shown with two of her surviving friends from Lodz, Regina and Masha, also in hospital beds.

Markowicz was born in Lodz, Poland. After the Nazi invasion of Poland, Markowicz, her husband Nuta and her daughter Halinka, were interned in the Lodz ghetto, which was formed in 1940. In 1942, her daughter was deported to Auschwitz and killed. In August of 1944, Markowicz was deported to Auschwitz along with the rest of her family. Marcowicz and her mother were sent to the Krupps Ammunition factory in Berlin-Neukoln, where they worked as forced laborers until April 1945. On April 15, 1945 they were taken on a death march to the Ravensbruck camp. They were both liberated on April 25, 1945.
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