Dorothy Harding

Of Blessed Memory 1925 – 2014

Dorothy Kuzecki was born in 1925 in Wschowa, Poland. Her family later moved to Częstochowa where she grew up. When the war began, Dorothy was pushed into forced labor at HASAG ammunition plants in the region. She was also briefly sent to Ravensbrück before again being forced to do labor in Leipzig, where she was liberated by Soviet troops in 1945. After liberation, she traveled back to Poland where she found one of her brothers and her father. After the Kielce Pogrom in July 1946, Dorothy and her new husband, Harry Harding, left Poland, heading for the American zone in Germany. The couple immigrated to the United States in 1949.

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