Maria Perlberger-Shmuel papers
The collection documents the Holocaust-era experiences of Maria Perlberger-Shmuel, who survived in hiding several Polish families in Krakow, Warsaw, and Łódź, Poland. Included is correspondence, a photograph, and a manuscript of the donor's published memoir, "This Girl is a Jew," written 1947–1948.
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One document, torn into two pieces down center. Pink-colored paper with printed, handwritten and stamped information. "Schulerauweis Legitymacja Szkolna", dated 1943 School identification card was issued to Maria Nowakowska Maria Perlberger by the Elementary School Number 52 in Warsaw, Poland.
Contains photographs of the Perlberger and Luftig family from Wieliczka and Krakow, Poland taken before the war; two letters written by Marysia in August 1946; and three letters written to Marysia by her rescuers: Irena Chmura and Zofia Duszczynska. Samuel and Henryka Perlberger (donor's parents) arranged for their only daughter Marysia (donor) to be hidden and they wrote a letter to a cousin in New York begging him to find the child and take care of her. Marysia survived as Maria Nowakowska with the help of Mrs. Irena Chmura and her daughter Wanda. Marysia’s parents were deported to the Bełżec death camp and murdered on arrival in August 1942.