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Souvenir pin with the words HIAS and Bremen and two boxes given to a young Jewish Polish refugee

Object | Accession Number: 2010.416.1 a-c

Pin inscribed HIAS Bremen 1946 with a display case and a cardboard box given to 8 year old Henikel Minuskin in 1946 when he emigrated from Germany to the United States with his family on board the Marine Marlin. After his hometown, Zhetel, Poland, was occupied by Germany in June 1941, he and his family lived with partisans in the Lipichanski forest in Poland (Bialowieza Forest (Poland and Belarus) from 1942-1944. His father, Shlamke, was a member of the Lenin Partisan Brigade and Henikel, his mother, Shanke, and his baby brother, Kalmanke, lived with the group. The area was liberated by the Soviet Army in September 1944. When the war ended in May 1945, the family went to Zeilsheim displaced persons camp in Germany. With the assistance of the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society (HIAS), the family emigrated to the United States, arriving in New York on September 6, 1946.

received:  1946
received: Marine Marlin (Ship); Bremen (Germany)
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United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Harold Minuskin
Record last modified: 2022-07-28 21:51:09
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