Teitelbaum family collection
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- United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Bertha Schwarz
Consists of original and copyprint photographs of the family of Ascher and Dora Teitelbaum and their daughters Berta, Malka, and Bella. The photographs were taken between 1927-1944 in France, Switzerland, and Mechelen, Belgium. The family escaped from Belgium to France in May 1940, and were in hiding in Orgeuil from 1940-1941. In 1942, Ascher Teitelbaum, who was 32 years old, was arrested and deported from Stepfonds to Drancy and from there, to Auschwitz. At the advice of Rabbi Kaspe, the daughters were sent to a children's home in Marseilles in the care of Rabbi Schneersohn, while Dora went into hiding separately. After six months, the children in the home had to escape to a new home near Toulouse after Germany invaded the Vichy Zone. Six months later, Dora and her daughters were reunited in Megeve and escaped from there into Switzerland. The photos depict the sisters during the war as well as photographs of extended family who perished in the Holocaust.
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