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    The collection consists of photographs depicting Eleonora Haasova, originally of Bytča, Czechoslovakia (now Slovakia), and her brother Ivan Haas, who perished at Auschwitz. Included a pre-war photograph of Ivan, a photograph of Eleonora in 1944 around the time of her high school graduation, and a post-war high school reunion.
    inclusive:  circa 1937-circa 1946
    Collection Creator
    Eleonora Haasova
    Eleonora Haasova was on 14 April 1925 in Bytča, Czechoslovakia (Slovakia) to Alexander Haas (b. 1903) and Piroska Haasova (née Kunova, 1983-1982). She had one brother, Ivan (b. 1928). Her father Alexander worked in Lucenec, Czechoslovakia (Slovakia) as an agronomist. In 1937 the area came under Hungarian control and Eleanora’s high school closed. She move to Košice to live with relatives and continue her education. In 1944 Eleonora’s parents and brother were deported to Auschwitz from Lucenec. She lived with the family of her friend, Marienka Murova, and used the Slovak identification card of her friend, Magda Bodnarova. In May 1944, using her false identification documents to move to Bratislava, Slovakia for the duration of the war. Her mother survived Auschwitz, but her father and brother both perished in the camp.

    Physical Details

    1 folder
    System of Arrangement
    The collection is arranged as a single series.

    Rights & Restrictions

    Conditions on Access
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    Conditions on Use
    Material(s) in this collection may be protected by copyright and/or related rights. You do not require further permission from the Museum to use this material. The user is solely responsible for making a determination as to if and how the material may be used.

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    Geographic Name
    Bratislava (Slovakia)

    Administrative Notes

    The photographs were donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum by Eleonora Haasova in 2003.
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    2023-02-24 14:05:10
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