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Weiss family papers

Document | Accession Number: 2001.230.1

The Weiss family papers include biographical material, correspondence, immigration material, and school and professional material relating to Zygfryd, Stefania, and Ruth Weiss’ life in Poland before fleeing to the Soviet Union in 1939, imprisonment in Yakutsk, and immigration to the United Stated in 1947. The collection also includes a diary kept by Ruth from 1944-1945 while in Uzbekistan.

Biographical materials include a military book, Polish ID card, and temporary ID card for Zygfryd as well as a Polish ID card and temporary ID card for Stefania.

Emigration and immigration material includes correspondence, certification of citizenship, and affidavits from Frederick Weiss in preparation for the Weiss family’s immigration to the United States. School and professional material includes report cards, certificates, letters of employment, and resumes for Zygfryd.

Correspondence includes wartime letters from Fred Weiss and Markus (Mark) Lindenbaum, believed to be a family friend living in New York, about daily life and the struggles the family is facing as well as other personal correspondence

The diary was written by Ruth while in Uzbekistan and contains daily entries from 1944-1945, including reference to V-Day.

inclusive:  1923-1971
7 folders
1 oversize folder
Record last modified: 2021-11-10 13:38:56
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