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Kowalska was born in 1904  in Wlockawek, Poland and was the daughter of a rabbi.  She started drawing at the age of 16 and became a school teacher at age of 18. In 1922, she moved to Berlin and later  to Paris. She worked as a journalist and wrote articles about painting for Jewish newspapers. In th...

Kowalksa, Chana: Shtetl, 1934

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Kowalska was born in 1904 in Wlockawek, Poland and was the daughter of a rabbi. She started drawing at the age of 16 and became a school teacher at age of 18. In 1922, she moved to Berlin and later to Paris. She worked as a journalist and wrote articles about painting for Jewish newspapers. In the Second World War, during the German Occupation of France, she worked in for the french Resistance. Arrested by the Gestapo, she was first imprisoned with her husband, then deported and shot by the Nazis in 1941.

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16th Feb 2011

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Art and Design, Citizenship, Design and Technology, Geography, History, PSHE, Religious Education

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