Maurice Rinde collection
The Maurice Rinde collection consists of five photographs, two identity cards, one letter, and some photocopies of the Rinde family, originally of Przemyśl, Poland. The photographs are pre-war and wartime family photos and copies of photos; the identity cards are under Maurice and Stella Rinde's false identities as Genowefa and Wiktor Kroczykowski (two original cards and photocopies of additional cards); the letter, written by Maurice Rinde, promises a rescuer that a relative in the United States will reimburse expenses for those in hiding should Mr. Rinde not survive the war. Also includes one bound memoir, 106 pages, entitled "My Experience during the II World War," by Maurice Rinde (alias Wikotow Kroczykowski), originally of Przemysl, Poland. In his memoir, he describes life under Soviet occupation, the 1941 German invasion, temporarily placing his children in hiding, and eventually escaping with his wife and children to Lublin, where they lived under false Aryan identities. He describes his attempts to hide and aid fellow Jews and some incidents in which he was denounced or his true identity was suspected.
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