Alexander Schenker papers
The collection primarily documents the Holocaust-era experiences of Alexander Schenker’s father, Oskar Schenker, as a Polish Jewish refugee who fled Europe to Japan in 1940 with the help of a transit visa stamped by the Japanese consul in Kaunas, Chiune Sugihara, and later immigrated to the United States. Included is Oskar’s Polish citizenship certificate with the Sugihara transit visa stamp, U.S.S.R. State Travel Company Intourist tickets from Kaunas to Vladivostok, Trans-Siberian Express suitcase label, and Argentinian tourist visa issued to Oskar; M.S. Tatua Maru ship ephemera including menus, itinerary, and map; and Japanese pressed flower postcards. Also included is Alexander’s student identification card issued in Stalinabad (Dushanbe, Tajikistan) in 1943.
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- United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Alexander M. Schenker
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The cigar/cigarette lighter was made by Soviet aircraft workers and acquired by Alexander Schenker while he was at a Soviet labor camp in Dushanbe (Stalinabad),Tajikistan, during World War II.
The cigarette holder is from a Soviet labor camp in Dushanbe (Stalinabad), Tajikistan, where Alexander Schenker lived during World War II
The cup was carried by Alexander Schenker for drinking and his daily soup ration in a Soviet labor camp in Dushanbe (Stalinabad),Tajikistan