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"A Rejected Stone: My Life"

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    Description
    Memoir by Ben-Zion Schuster, originally of Jezierzany, Poland (Ozeri︠a︡ny, Ukraine), entitled "A Rejected Stone: My Life." The memoir is a printed draft from November 1990, and translated from the Yiddish by Professor Robert Moses Shapiro. The memoir describes Ben-Zion’s prewar family life in a shtetl, his studies at a yeshiva in Łuck, Poland (Lutsk, Ukraine), his wartime experience under Soviet and Germany occupation, the fates of his family members, his postwar experiences in displaced persons camps, and his immigration to the United States. 279 pages.
    Date
    publication/distribution:  1990
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Paula Schuster
    Collection Creator
    Ben-Zion Schuster
    Biography
    Ben-Zion Schuster (1920-2006) was born on September 4, 1920 in Jezierzany, Poland (Ozeri︠a︡ny, Ukraine) to Batsheva Schuster (née Fefer) and Beryl Schuster. He had nine siblings: Beila Schuster, Hannnan Schuster, Hershel Schuster, Izik Schuster, Meyer Schuster, Motel Gimpel Schuster, Perl Schuster, Ruchela Schuster, and Wolf Schuster. His family was Orthodox. Before the war, Ben-Zion studied at a yeshiva in Łuck, Poland (Lutsk, Ukraine).

    During the Holocaust, he survived occupations by the Soviet Union and Germany. He fled to Russia and was a forced-laborer before joining the Polish Army. He learned after the war that most of his family was murdered. He and his wife Deborah Schuster (1920-2010) spent some time in Neu Freimann and Pocking Pine displaced persons camps before immigrating to the United States in 1947.

    Physical Details

    Language
    English
    Extent
    1 folder
    System of Arrangement
    The collection is arranged as a single file.

    Rights & Restrictions

    Conditions on Access
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    Conditions on Use
    The donor, source institution, or a third party has asserted copyright over some or all of these material(s). The Museum does not own the copyright for the material and does not have authority to authorize use. For permission, please contact the rights holder(s).

    Keywords & Subjects

    Geographic Name
    Łuck (Poland)
    Personal Name
    Schuster, Ben-Zion.

    Administrative Notes

    Provenance
    Paula Schuster donated her father's memoir to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum on June 10, 2010.
    Record last modified:
    2023-12-04 15:06:27
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