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Harry Langsam papers

Document | Digitized | Accession Number: 2000.257

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    Description
    The Harry Langsam papers include a letter written by Harry Langsam to his gentile neighbor, Mr. Glazar, inquiring about his family and the rest of the Jewish population as well as a translation of the letter, in English. Also included are two photographs of Jewish policemen in the Ziegenhain displaced persons camp and a photograph of a group of men learning the bricklaying trade as part of vocational training provided by the ORT.
    Date
    inclusive:  circa 1944-1948
    Collection Creator
    Harry Langsam
    Biography
    Harry Langsam (1921-2014) was born in Strzyzów, Poland to Yaacov (1887-?) and Fruma Ryvka (née Hasenkopf, 1886-1922) and had one sister, Veila (1901-ca.1941). Several months after the Nazi occupation of Poland, Harry escaped to the Soviet Union where he was arrested and sentenced to three years in a labor camp. Yaacov was expelled from Strzyżów to the Rzeszów ghetto in June 1942. He was later transported from the ghetto and is believed to have perished during the Holocaust. After repatriation from the Soviet Union to Szczecin, Poland, Harry joined a Mizrachi Kibbutz. After three months he fled to Germany through Czechoslovakia and Austria with the help of the Bricha, where he lived in a displaced persons camp in Kassel. Harry married Anna in December 1945. In 1949 they immigrated to Israel and left for the United States in 1957 or 1958.

    Physical Details

    Language
    English Polish
    Extent
    1 folder

    Rights & Restrictions

    Conditions on Access
    There are no known restrictions on access to this material.
    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.

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    Provenance
    Harry Langsam donated the collection to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 2000.
    Record last modified:
    2023-02-24 13:58:49
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