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Ellen Echeverria papers

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    The papers consist of a birth certificate issued in the name of Bozenna-Maria Wysocka by the parish of St. Pawel in Lublin, Poland, on 23 June 1945 and an original list of residents living in Apt. #3 on 14 Nowo Cmentarna Street in Lubartów, Poland.
    Collection Creator
    Ellen W. Echeverria
    Elke Plech (later Elke Bozena, now Dr. Ellen Echeverria) was born in April 1942 to Maria Plech who was living in the ghetto in Lubartów, Poland. Maria left the baby with Stanislaw and Janina Wysocki before fleeing the ghetto and assuming a Polish identity. She was subsequently sent to Germany as a Polish forced laborer. Maria survived World War II and when she returned to Poland in 1946, she immediately sought to regain custody of her daughter. The Wysocki family refused, and the matter went to court. Elke eventually was reunited to Maria. The two subsequently left Poland for Germany. They settled for a time in Lüneburg, Germany, where Maria married Mieczyslaw Watnicki, a Jewish survivor who had been imprisoned in Auschwitz as a Pole. The family later immigrated to the United States.

    Physical Details

    Birth certificates.
    1 folder

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    Administrative Notes

    The papers were donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum by Dr. Ellen Echeverria in 1995.
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