Radziechow, formerly part of the Austrian Empire, is now known as Radekhiv, Ukraine. Camp Belzec, a Nazi extermination camp in operation from March 1942 to June 1943, was located nearby. Of the 2,000 Jews living in Radziechow, only 26 survived the Holocaust. Four of those were relatives of Hinda’s mother.
- The people in this photo have many similar facial features. For example, the young girl on the far left is the spitting image of the woman next to Hinda. It’s likely that other Braun siblings, their children and perhaps grandchildren are depicted in this image.
- This young man, who’s blurry and less carefully posed than the others in the photo, either moved suddenly or jumped into the picture at the last minute.
- Dresses in the 1930s featured lace collars like the ones on the women on the right. The woman on the left in the back row wears makeup like film stars of the era.
- Hinda’s youngest child is the center of attention in this photo; her four other children aren’t present. The reason may tell the story of this photo.
From the October/November 2015 issue of Family Tree Magazine