United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

Bronislawa 'Bronka' Taler, a Holocaust survivor who later became an Annapolis patron of the arts

Bronislawa 'Bronka' Taler, a Holocaust survivor who later became an Annapolis patron of the arts

Bronislawa “Bronka” Taler,a Holocaust survivor who eluded the Nazis for several years as a teen in Europe during World War II and later settled in Annapolis, where she became a patron of the arts, died July 15 of congestive heart failure at her Pendennis Mount home in Anne Arundel County.

She was 93.

The daughter of Leopold Frenkiel, a wealthy cigarette distributor, and Gustava Frenkiel, a homemaker, Bronislawa Frenkiel, who was known as “Bronka,” was born and raised in Krakow, Poland, where she attended Roman Catholic parochial schools.

Because of her family’s prosperity, relatives said, she was surrounded by books, paintings and music as a child, but that all changed...

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