Zygmunt Gross papers
Contains an identification card (“Kennkarte”) issued under the name Władysław Zawistowski, the false name of Zygmunt Gross (donor’s father), procured by the Polish Socialist Party (PPS) in Warsaw in July 1943; Mr. Gross was a lawyer and an activist with the Party. Also includes a partial identification card (“Kennkarte”) issued in Krakow in May 1942, perhaps a false document as well, but signed (perhaps accidentally) by Mr. Gross with his real name. Zygmunt Gross survived in hiding in the Zoliborz district of Warsaw, protected by the underground Socialist Party.
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Contains a group portrait photograph of the Gross family during a summer trip to Zakopane, Poland, dated c. 1935. Seated from left are Adolf Gross (donor's paternal grandfather) a member of the Austrian Parliament from 1907-1914; Augusta Gross (donor's paternal grandmother) who perished in the Ravensbrück concentration camp; Max Gross (donor's paternal uncle) who survived in hiding. In the back row on the left is Dr. Ludwig Gross, who reached the US in 1940 and became a well known oncologist and Zygmunt Gross (donor's father) a lawyer and activist in the Polish Socialist Party [PPS], who survived on false papers in Warsaw with the help of PPS.