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Kürschner family photograph collection

Document | Accession Number: 2013.134.1

Collection of Photographs (33) depicting the Kürschner family in Vienna, Austria, circa 1932 to 1948. The family left Austria for her father’s hometown Nagykanizsa in Hungary in March 1939; at the end of April 1944 the Jews of Nagykanizsa were forced into a ghetto and three weeks later they were deported to Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp. In June 1944 till September 1944 Dita and her mother Hedy were imprisoned in Gelsenberg concentration camp and later in Sommerda. Both survived the death march. Dita’s father, Lajos, died in Buchenwald on January 2, 1945. Other photographs depict life in Leipheim DP camp and meeting her future husband Benjamin Segal and his brother Jehuda from Satu-Mare and later in Israel.

1932-1948  (inclusive)
1 folder
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Dita Kürschner Segal
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Record last modified: 2018-08-24 12:11:31
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