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Siemion family papers

Document | Not Digitized | Accession Number: 1997.A.0265

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    Contains photocopies of letters and telegrams written primarily by Paul Siemion's mother, Czarna "Sala" Philipson Siemion, in Warsaw and Otwock (Poland) to her husband, Yeshajahu "Schaja" Siemion, and her son, Paul, in London and Leeds (England). Photocopies of a few letters from Paul's grandparents and other family members, a telegram, two newspaper clippings, and family photographs are also included. A "Preamble" by Paul Siemion describes how his family, then living in Berlin (Germany) where his father was chairman of the Polish Bund, became separated shortly after World War II broke out: Paul was sent to England in August 1939 on a children's transport, his mother and little sister, Miryam, returned to Poland with the intention to saying goodbye to the family and then going on to England, and his father remained in Berlin until it was too late to cross the border into Poland and then joined his son in England. Mrs. Siemion and Mirjam never left Poland, and along with Mrs. Siemion's parents and some 3,200 other Jews, were shot by the Nazis on August 18, 1942, during the liquidation of the Otwock (Poland) ghetto. A detailed list of people mentioned in the correspondence and explanatory notes by Paul Siemion are included.
    bulk:  1939-1941

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    Holder of Originals
    Simon Wiesenthal Center
    Donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 1997 by Paul Siemion
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