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Samuel Schalkowsky papers

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    Description
    Contains three black-and-white photographs, one letter, and two legal documents pertaining to Samuel Schalkowsky's post-World War II experiences as a displaced person following his internment in the Magdeburg Brabag concentration camp. The letter requests that Allied military personnel grant Mr. Schalkowsky any needed assistance in his attempts to locate his sister.
    Date
    1945
    Collection Creator
    Samuel Schalkowsky
    Biography
    Samuel Schalkowsky was born in Kovno (Kaunas) Lithuania on Oct. 23, 1925. He attended Hebrew Gymnasium until 1941. Mr. Schalkowsky served as an active member of Hashomer Hatzayir, including the underground during the Soviet occupation from 1940 to 1941. Samuel Schalkowsky was interned in the Kovno ghetto, in Rīga, Latvia, the Kaiserwald and Stutthof concentration camps, and the Magdeburg munitions factory work camp between June 1941 and Apr. 1945. Samuel Schalkowsky became an interpreter with the United States Army War Crimes investigation team between May and Dec. 1945 and worked for the United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration (UNRRA) headquarters in Arolsen, Germany, in the Labor Office and Tracing Bureau between Jan. and July 1946 until emigrating to the United States in July 1946.

    Physical Details

    Language
    English German
    Genre/Form
    Photographs. Letters.
    Extent
    1 folder

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    Conditions on Access
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    Conditions on Use
    Material(s) in this collection may be protected by copyright and/or related rights. You do not require further permission from the Museum to use this material. The user is solely responsible for making a determination as to if and how the material may be used.

    Keywords & Subjects

    Personal Name
    Schalkowsky, Samuel.

    Administrative Notes

    Provenance
    The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum received these papers from Sam Schalkowsky on Jan. 6, 2000.
    Record last modified:
    2023-02-24 13:58:13
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