Gerald Kaiser papers
Consists of two photographs of Teofila Kowalik, donor’s Polish mother, who hid him for three years in the village of Przylęk, Poland; one letter and envelope; written to Stanislaw Wlodek in Deszno, Poland], who hid the donor during the Holocaust), by Cesia Zaks Kaiser, the donor’s mother, in Tel Aviv, Israel; and one letter;written to Stanislaw Wlodek in Deszno, Poland, by Tola Zaks, the donor’s maternal aunt in the United States.
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Also in Gerald Kaiser family collection
The collection consists of a knit bag and photographs relating to the experiences of Bernard, Cesia, and Jurek (Gerald) Kaiser and their family before and during the Holocaust in Kielce Ghetto, Chlewice, Lipnica labor camp, and Sosnowiec, Poland, and in Bergen-Belsen displaced persons camp after the war and of the Wlodek family in Lvov and Wegleszyn, Poland. Some of these materials may be unified into a single collection in the future.
Lined hand knit pouch given to Cesia Kaiser in one of the camps she was imprisoned in from 1942-1944, either Skarzysko-Kamienna slave labor camp or the Hasag slave labor camp in Czestochowa where she was liberated at the end of 1944. Cesia received the bag from a German woman in the camp, either a fellow prisoner or a camp guard, who used it to hide sandwiches for Cesia.
Contains photocopies of miscellaneous documents, memoirs (witness testimonies), the text of a talk given at the Warsaw Conference, "Can Indifference Kill?," by Gerald Kaiser, and the Yad Vashem certifications for the Wlodek and Kowalik family relating to the saving of Gerald (Jurek) Kaiser by Righteous Poles during the Nazi occupation in Poland.
Consists of 68 photographs of the family of Bernard, Cesia, and Jurek (Gerald) Kaiser in the Kielce Ghetto in Poland, in Chlewice, Poland, in the Lipnica labor camp, in Sosnowiec, Poland, and in the Bergen Belsen Displaced Persons Camp; and of the Wlodek family in Lvov and Wegleszyn, Poland.
Consists of three photographs: 1) depicting the donor, Jurek Kaiser at the age of seven months in the Kielce ghetto, dated 13 Aug.1940, and dedicated to aunt Geniusia from Jehuda (Jurek); 2) a portrait of Bernard and Cesia Kaiser, the donor's parents, with their baby son, Jurek, in the Kielce ghetto, dated Aug 1940; and 3) an mage of Bernard Kaiser holding Jurek in his arms as Cesia Kaiser looks on, dated Oct.1940 in the Kielce ghetto.