Gerald Kaiser papers
The Gerald Kaiser papers consist of two photographs of Teofila Kowalik, a Polish woman, who hid Gerald Kaiser for three years in the village of Przylęk, Poland; one letter with envelope, written by Cesia Kaiser (née Zaks) in Tel Aviv, Israel to Stanislaw Wlodek, who hid Gerald Kaiser during the Holocaust, in Deszno, Poland; and one letter written by Tola Zaks, Gerald Kaiser’s maternal aunt in the United States, to Stanislaw Wlodek in Deszno, Poland.
circa 1949 December
- Credit Line
- United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Gerald Kaiser
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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 combined 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.
Gerald Kaiser papesr consists of testimornies and memoirs related to the Holocaust experiences of the Kaiser family. Also included are the Yad Vashem certificates for the Wlodek and Kowalik families as Righteous Among Nations for saving Gerald Kaiser; A Memoir of the Nazi occupation by Janusz Wlodek and Krystyna Wlodek; War Memoirs by Aurelia Rudyk; and Can Indifference Kill? A talk given at the Warsaw Conference, Gerald Kaiser, July 1993.
The Gerald Kaiser photograph collection consists of 68 photographs of the Kaiser family in the Kielce ghetto, Kielce, Poland, in Chlewice, Poland, in the Lipnica labor camp, Sosnowiec, Poland, and the Bergen-Belsen DP camp. Also included are images of the Zaks family in the Bergen-Belsen DP camp, and the Wlodek family of Lvov and Wegleszyn, Poland.
The Gerald Kaiser papers consist of three photographs. The first depicts Gerald Kaiser (born Jurek Kaiser), age of seven months, in the Kielce ghetto, Kielce, Poland, August 13, 1940, and dedicated to Aunt Geniusia from Jehuda (Jurek). The second photograph is a family portrait of Bernard Kaiser and Cesia Kaiser, with their son, Jurek Kaiser (later Gerald Kaiser) in the Kielce ghetto, Kielce, Poland, August 1940. The third is a photograph of Benard Kaiser holding his son, Jurek Kaiser, while Cesia Kaiser looks on, Kielce ghetto, Kielce, Poland, October 1940.