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Etta and Josef Kurz family papers

Document | Accession Number: 2014.176.1

Documents, correspondence, and photographs (65), related to the experiences of the family of Josef and Etta Kurz, and their daughter Helen (donor), in Lwów, Poland, prior to World War II, during the war, and in their immigration to the United States after the war. Includes pre-war financial and business records related to the family owned business and property in Lwów, false identification documents used by Etta Kurz during the German occupation of Poland, immigration and citizenship documents, pre-war family photographs, and post-war photographs of the Kurz family, and various friends they had met in displaced persons camps.

Among the documents are those relating to military service of donor's stepfather; a false German identification card issued under the name Anna Kinal [real name: Etta Pinkas Roth] (donor's mother); a baptismal certificate issued under the name Anna Kinal, in Latin, c. March 22, 1943; a registration certificate stating that Anna Kinal lives in Tarnow, dated June 1945; a school certificate issued to Helena Kinal [real name: Felicja Roth] (donor), issued June 1945 in Tarnow; among others.

The collection of photographs includes images of the Pincas family (donor's maternal family), the Roth family (donor's paternal family), and the Kurz family (donor's step-father's family) before the war; of Etta and Hela Roth in Tarnow, Poland, 1945-1946; Etta, Hela and Josef Kurz in Vienna, Austria, 1946-1947; on board the SS Ernie Pyle in February 1947 and in Brooklyn, NY in 1947-1950.

Date
1937-1989
Language
Polish
English
German
Genre/Form
Photographs.
Letters.
Extent
3 folders
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Helen Rothstein
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Record last modified: 2018-10-01 11:59:38
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