A family portrait of the Balters in Ostrowiec Ghetto, c.1941. One son fled from Poland to Japan and enquired about his family through the Red Cross, prompting the Gestapo to order the family to be photographed. The picture was sent to Japan to demonstrate that they were fine. Herszel (3rd from left) survived the war but his father and two older sisters did not.

A family portrait of the Balters in Ostrowiec Ghetto, c.1941. One son fled from Poland to Japan and enquired about his family through the Red Cross, prompting the Gestapo to order the family to be photographed. The picture was sent to Japan to demonstrate that they were fine. Herszel (3rd from left) survived the war but his father and two older sisters did not.