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Marsha Stein Sirman collection

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    Includes 67 photographs of life in the Bergen Belsen displaced persons camp. Photographs include the birth of Marsha Stein Sirman in a hospital, Glyn-Hughes, in Bergen Belsen. The images depict Marsha by herself, Marsha with her parents, Chana Szulc Stein and Icek Stein, and a German doctor, Dr. Ötker, who helped with Chana's delivery.

    Other photographs include the wedding of Sala Katzberg Rotrand and Moniek Rotrand. Sala Katzberg Rotrand was the niece of Chana Szulc Stein. There is also a post-war photograph of Moniek Rotrand in a hospital bed in Bergen Belsen with Sala Rotrand, Icek Stein, and other unknown individuals seated and standing at his bedside.

    Photographs also include older women in a hospital who gave birth in the Bergen Belsen displaced persons camp, daily life in Bergen Belsen, individual photographs of Chana Szulc Stein and Icek Stein, a Rosh Hoshana card of a couple in Bergen Belsen, and a woman wearing a wedding dress. The caption on the back of this photograph appears to read, "Maryla." Other photographs are of unknown individuals. There is another photograph of Chana Szulc Stein standing alone and one of Chana, Icek, and an unknown man looking outside the window of a building.

    A handwritten note with the address of Chaim Stilman is also included.
    inclusive:  1945-1951
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Marsha Sirman
    Collection Creator
    Chana Stein
    Chana Szulc Stein was born in 1911 in Ozorkow, Poland. She was incarcerated in the Lodz ghetto, spent a brief amount of time in Auschwitz, and was liberated in Bergen Belsen. Chana remained in the Bergen Belsen displaced persons camp until coming to the United States with her husband, Icek Stein, and daughter Marsha in April 1951.

    Physical Details

    1 folder
    System of Arrangement
    Arrangement is by subect and includes: birth in Bergen Belsen hospital, wedding photographs, and general photographs from the Bergen Belsen displaced persons camp.

    Rights & Restrictions

    Conditions on Access
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    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.

    Keywords & Subjects

    Topical Term
    Displaced person.
    Corporate Name
    DP-Camp Bergen-Belsen

    Administrative Notes

    Marsha Stein Sirman donated this collection to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in January 2009.
    Record last modified:
    2023-08-24 15:13:00
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