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Alexander Schenker papers

Document | Accession Number: 2002.83.1

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.

Date
inclusive:  1940-1943
Extent
4 folders
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Alexander M. Schenker
 
Record last modified: 2022-08-09 10:21:50
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