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Photograph of Csibi and Anna Koval



ProteaThis photograph of Csibi Koval and her daughter, Anna, was taken during their 1951 voyage to Australia aboard the Protea. The Kovals came from Munkacs, a village in Ukraine that had a predominately Jewish population at the outbreak of World War II. On May 30, 1944, the town was pronounced Judenrein (“free of Jews”) after nearly 15,000 Jewish residents had been ghettoised and deported. Csibi and her husband survived the Holocaust but lost 47 of their immediate relatives. After liberation they reunited in Prague, where Anna was born.

                                                                    Donated by Anna Berger (nee Koval)

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