Drozdowicz and Gorodecki family papers
Contains correspondence, photographs, typescript memoirs, and a songbook, related to the experiences of the family of Adam (Gutgisser) Drozdowicz and his wife, Krystyna (nee Gorodecka) Drozdowicza. Includes various versions--in Yiddish, Polish, and English--of memoir from Chana Gorodecka entitled "Chana: Memoir of a Polish Jewess," describing experiences in Janow (Pinsk) and Warsaw under the Soviet and German occupation during World War II; and memoir fragments from her daughter Krystyna (Cypa) Drozdowicza, and the latter's husband, Dr. Adam (Gutgisser) Drozdowicz. Includes descriptions of pre-war life in Pinsk, occupation of Poland in 1939, move to Warsaw, and subsequent life in Warsaw Ghetto and resistance activities there.
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- United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Rachel and Leah Drozdowicz
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Also in Cypa Gorodecka Drozdowicz family collection
The collection consists of correspondence, documents, Yiddish newspapers, and photographs relating to the experiences of Cypa Gorodecka and her family and the Drozdowicz family in prewar Janów Podolski and Warsaw, Poland, and after the war in Israel and Poland. Some of these materials may be combined into a single collection in the future.
False birth certificate and Kennkarte used by Cypa Gorodecka (donors' paternal grandmother); collection of photographs: images depicting Gorodecki family in Janów Podolski and in Warsaw before the war, images of Drozdowicz family, Chana Gorodecka, Rywka-Jadzia Gorodecka Gothelf and her family after the war in Poland and Israel; collection of correspondence between Chana Gorodecka in Israel and Adam (real name: Adam Gutgisser) and Krysia Drozdowicz (real name: Cypa Gorodecka) in Poland; photographs of Piotr Chaim Gorodecki and his sister at the grave of Chana Gorodecka and Dr. Kannabus in Warsaw, dated c. 1992; Identification document for Krysia Drozdowicz, dated c. 1956
Newspaper with an article about the experiences of Cypa (Chana) Gorodecka and her family in German occupied Poland during the Holocaust.