Galilee Shoebox Stuffed With Papers Tells Nazi-era Thriller

Diaries, documents tell the tale of a Viennese Jewish family that sought refuge from the Nazis.

Since she can’t read German, the only thing Hagit Schwartz knew for sure about the shoebox stuffed with letters, diaries and official documents that she brought to the Ghetto Fighters’ House was that it had been her mother’s. Schwartz lives in Kibbutz Ein Hamifratz, just kilometers from the museum in the Western Galilee.