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Henry Sharp collection

Document | Digitized | Accession Number: 2011.260.1

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    Overview

    Description
    The Henry Sharp papers consist of identification and registration papers documenting Sharp’s immediate post-war life as a Holocaust survivor in liberated Germany. The collection also includes photographs of Buchenwald after liberation.
    Date
    inclusive:  1945-1950
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Henry Sharp
    Collection Creator
    Henry Sharp
    Biography
    Henry Sharp (1925-2011) was born Henry Scharf in Krakow, Poland on September 23, 1925. He was forced into the Krakow ghetto in 1942 and survived multiple concentration camps including Auschwitz-Birkenau, Jawiszowice, Buchenwald, and Ohrdruf. While in Buchenwald he changed his name to Henry Ostrowski hoping that he would receive better treatment with a Polish name. He was liberated in April 1945 at Buchenwald. His parents Jonas and Paula Scharf (born Pesla Gumplowicz) and his brother Marcel Scharf perished in the camps.

    Physical Details

    Language
    German English
    Extent
    1 folder
    System of Arrangement
    The Henry Sharp papers are arranged as a single file.

    Rights & Restrictions

    Conditions on Access
    There are no known restrictions on access to this material.
    Conditions on Use
    Material(s) in this collection may be protected by copyright and/or related rights. You do not require further permission from the Museum to use this material. The user is solely responsible for making a determination as to if and how the material may be used.

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    Administrative Notes

    Provenance
    Henry Sharp donated the Henry Sharp papers to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 2011.
    Funding Note
    The cataloging of this collection has been supported by a grant from the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany.
    Record last modified:
    2023-04-27 13:37:12
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