Maria Perlberger-Shmuel collection
Contains photographs of the Perlberger and Luftig family from Wieliczka and Krakow, Poland taken before the war; two letters written by Marysia in August 1946; and three letters written to Marysia by her rescuers: Irena Chmura and Zofia Duszczynska. Samuel and Henryka Perlberger (donor's parents) arranged for their only daughter Marysia (donor) to be hidden and they wrote a letter to a cousin in New York begging him to find the child and take care of her. Marysia survived as Maria Nowakowska with the help of Mrs. Irena Chmura and her daughter Wanda. Marysia’s parents were deported to the Bełżec death camp and murdered on arrival in August 1942.
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- United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Maria Perlberger-Shmuel
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