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Zbigniew Antonii Piotrowski papers

Document | Accession Number: 2014.469.1

The Zbigniew Antonii Piotrowski papers consist of biographical materials and photographs documenting Zbigniew Piotrowski, his family’s life in Toruń and Gdynia before World War II and in Warsaw during the war, his father’s furniture workshops, his service on the MS Batory after the war, his immigration to the United States, and his service in the US Army Signal Corps in the 1950s.

Biographical materials include Zbigniew’s birth certificate and student ID card; his parents’ marriage certificate; Warsaw shelter instructions; a postcard Zbigniew wrote from his hiding place in Trzebinia to his brother; an arrest warrant for entering America without a valid visa; and photocopied pages from a retrospective publication on Majdanek including Halina Piotrowska’s name on a list of political prisoners.

Photographs depict the Piotrowski family in Toruń, Gdynia, and Warsaw; Antonii Piotrowski’s furniture workshop in Gdynia and a piece of furniture produced in his Warsaw workshop; a Polish classroom in German-occupied Warsaw; a boy in a Breslau forced labor camp; and Zbigniew’s service on the MS Batory in the 1940s and in the US Army Signal Corps in the 1950s.

inclusive:  1931-1983
2 folders
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Zbigniew A. Piotrowski
Record last modified: 2023-05-26 09:48:47
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