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Risa Silbert papers

Document | Not Digitized | Accession Number: 2003.247.1

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    The 13-page manuscript was written by Risa Silbert (née Kagan), originally of Klaipėda, Lithuania, immediately after her liberation from Stutthof concentration camp and describes her family and their experiences during the Holocaust.
    creation:  1945 May
    Collection Creator
    Risa Silbert
    Risa Silbert (born Risa Kagan) was born in Memel (now Klaipeda), Lithuania on September 7, 1929 to Tevye and Irla Kagan. Risa's father and brother, Hessel, were killed in a massacre at the Seventh Fort in Kaunas, Lithuania, in 1941, and Risa, her mother, and her sister, Henny, moved into the ghetto in the Slobodka suburb of Kaunas. Risa was caught in a round-up in the ghetto in 1943 and deported first to a labor camp in Estonia and then to Stutthof concentration 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.

    Keywords & Subjects

    Geographic Name
    Klaipėda (Lithuania)
    Personal Name
    Silbert, Risa.

    Administrative Notes

    The papers were donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 2003 by Risa Silbert.
    Record last modified:
    2023-02-24 14:06:14
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