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Leitz glass slide projector with case, trays, and key ring used in a displaced persons camp

Object | Accession Number: 2009.372.5 a-e

Leitz projector for glass slides with case, trays, and a key ring used by Ephraim Mayer Robinson to view photographs that he took of activities in Zeilsheim displaced persons camp in Germany from 1945-1948. Soon after Nazi Germany invaded Poland in September 1939, Ephraim and his wife, Sarah, fled east to Soviet territory. They relocated often as the Soviet Union demanded that Jewish refugees keep moving further east. They had a daughter, Fay, in 1941, in Odessa, and Alice was born in 1944 in Romanovka, Bessarabia. When the war ended in May 1945, they returned from Uzbekistan to Bessarabia, where they crossed the border to Poland. In October 1945, they were relocated to Zeilsheim, with the assistance of the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society. Ephraim, Sarah, and their 3 children, Fay, Alice, and Joseph, born in the camp in 1946, got passage on the first immigrant transport to depart under the Displaced Persons Act, the SS General Black, which arrived in the United States on October 30, 1948.

use:  1945-1948
emigration:  1948 October 21
use: Zeilsheim (Displaced persons camp); Zeilsheim (Frankfurt am Main, Germany)
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Alice Robinson Lev
Record last modified: 2022-06-06 14:49:52
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