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Biographical/Historical Information

Gerda Wronker was the granddaughter of Hermann Wronker, a German-Jewish department store owner who was killed in Auschwitz. Gerda, along with her brother Erich and their parents, Max and Irma Wronker, escaped Germany to Paris in 1933 and then to Cairo in 1936, eventually immigrating to the United States in the early 1940s.

Henry da Pissiotto was a Jewish-Romanian artist who was also a trained dentist.

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Pissiotto, Henry da: Portrait of Gerda Wronker, Leo Baeck Institute, 2003.24.