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József and Jolán Schiff and George Faludi families papers

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    Description
    The József and Jolán Schiff and George Faludi families papers consist of biographical materials and correspondence documenting the lives of the Schiff and Faludi families in Hungary, József Schiff’s forced labor service, and Jolán Schiff’s deportation.
    Date
    inclusive:  1910-1967
    bulk:  1929-1944
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Susan Faludi
    Collection Creator
    József and Jolán Schiff family
    Biography
    József Schiff (1893-1958) was born in Büdszentmihály, Hungary to Samuel and Rosa Schiff. He was a tailor and married dressmaker Jolán Langfelder (1904-1976), born in Kežmarok, Slovakia to Mór and Gizella Langfelder. Their daughter, Susan, was born in 1931 in Budapest. The family was forced to move into designated Jewish housing following the German invasion in 1944. József was sent to a labor camp for several months in the summer, and Jolán was deported in October. Susan and József obtained Swiss protection papers and lived in a crowded Budapest apartment with other family members before moving to the ghetto in December. They were liberated in January 1945, and Jolán returned that spring. Susan immigrated to the United States via Austria following the Hungarian Revolution in 1956 and married George Faludi (1931-2000) in 1961.

    Physical Details

    Extent
    10 folders
    System of Arrangement
    The József and Jolán Schiff and George Faludi families papers are arranged as two series: I. Biographical materials, 1910-1967, II. Correspondence, 1939-1944

    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.

    Keywords & Subjects

    Geographic Name
    Budapest (Hungary)

    Administrative Notes

    Provenance
    Susan Faludi donated the József and Jolán Schiff and George Faludi families papers to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in March 2012.
    Funding Note
    The cataloging of this collection has been supported by a grant from the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany.
    Record last modified:
    2023-02-24 13:40:17
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