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Shmul and Szajndla Borensztajn collection

Document | Accession Number: 2016.109.1

Collection of photographs, documents, and correspondence relating to Shmul Borensztajn, from Warsaw, and Szajndla Lojwasser Borensztajn, from Izbica (donor's grandparents), who fled German-occupied Poland to Soviet territory with their children, Zygmunt, Jakob, Hershel, and Fela, along with Shmul’s parents, Sender and Chava Borensztajn. Zygmunt joined the Mir Yeshiva and reached Shanghai; Jakob was sent by the Soviets to Archangelsk, where he died. The rest of the Borensztajn family were deported to a forced labor camp in Siberia. Shmul and Szaindla were married in the camp with a ketubah, by Sender Borensztajn on April 11, 1941. They were released in 1942 and were in Kyrgyzstan till 1945.

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United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Rachel Miller
Record last modified: 2022-04-28 11:01:18
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