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Kürschner family photograph collection

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    Description
    Collection consists of photographs depicting the Kürschner family in Vienna, Austria, 1932 to 1948, photographs depicting life in the Leipheim DP camp, meeting her future husband, Benjamin Segal, and his brother Jehuda from Satu-Mare, and later in Israel.
    Date
    inclusive:  circa 1932-1948
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Dita Kürschner Segal
    Collection Creator
    Dita Kürschner Segal
    Biography
    Dita Kürschner (b. 1930) was born to Lajos and Hedy Kürschner and they lived in Vienna, Austria. The family left Austria for Lajos Kürschner’s hometown, Nagykanizsa, 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. From June 1944 until September 1944 Dita and her mother, Hedy, were imprisoned in Gelsenberg concentration camp and later in Sommerda. Both survived the death march and immigrated to Israel. Dita’s father, Lajos, died in Buchenwald on January 2, 1945.

    Physical Details

    Language
    German Hungarian
    Genre/Form
    Photographs.
    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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    Administrative Notes

    Provenance
    Donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 2013 by Ms. Dita Kürschner Segal
    Record last modified:
    2023-02-24 13:40:28
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