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    The Izak Rozenblat papers contain photographs and documents relating to Izak “Izy” Rosenblat, a Polish tailor who lived in the Radom ghetto and whose wife and child were deported to Treblinka in 1942. Izy continued to work forced labor for the Germans until his liberation in 1945. Included in the collection are photographs, identification papers, and documents related to restitution from the German government.

    The Izak Rosenblat papers contain primarily photographs and documents pertaining to Izak’s family and immigration to the United States. Among the photographs are many group photos of Izy with his wife Taube and son Max. Another pictures Izy with Polish president Lech Wałęsa along with other Holocaust survivors. Other documents include identification papers used by Izy to immigrate to the United States. Also included are papers related to restitution payments made by the German government. Oversized items include an illustrated sketch of a young Izy, sheet music, and a diploma from the German Garment Academy certifying Izy as a tailor.
    inclusive:  1934-1990
    Collection Creator
    Izak Rosenblat
    Izak “Izy” Rosenblat (1912-1993) was born in Warsaw, Poland to Josek and Chana Rosenblat. At the age of 9, his family moved to Radom, and at age 11, Izy left school to train as a tailoring apprentice. After apprenticing with several tailors, Izy returned to school and earned a tailor’s license. In 1938, Izy married Taube Fishman, who was the daughter of Izy’s first employer. They continued to live in Radom, where Izy opened his own tailoring shop. In July of 1939, their son Max was born. Soon after, Germany invaded Poland and Radom was occupied by the Nazis. Izy’s house and shop was taken from him, and his family was forced to live in a shack in the ghetto. As a tailor by trade, Izy was forced into service for the Nazis, working in an SS shop. In 1942, the Germans began a roundup of Jews in the city, and both Taube and Max were taken to Treblinka, where they were eventually killed. Izy, meanwhile, continued to work in forced labor. In 1944, Izy was part of a roundup that resulted in being sent to Auschwitz, before being sent to Stuttgart-Vaihingen, Germany, where he remained until liberation. After being liberated, Izy obtained a visa to the United States through the family of friends, and immigrated to New York in 1950.

    Physical Details

    English German French
    14 folders
    3 oversize folders
    System of Arrangement
    The Izak Rosenblat papers are arranged as a single series.

    Rights & Restrictions

    Conditions on Access
    There are no known restrictions on access to this material.
    Conditions on Use
    Material(s) in this collection may be protected by copyright and/or related rights. You do not require further permission from the Museum to use this material. The user is solely responsible for making a determination as to if and how the material may be used.

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    Administrative Notes

    The Izak Rosenblat papers were donated to the United States Holoicaust Memorial Museum in 1990 and 1995. The first donation made in 1990 was made by Izak Rosenblat, while the second in 1995 was made on the behalf of his estate by David McLung. These donations were given separate accession numbers upon their donation: 1990.139 and 1995.A.0310. These two accessions have since been merged together, and can be located under the accession number 1990.139.27.
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