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Tabaczyński and Asz families papers

Document | Accession Number: 1999.312.1

The Tabaczyński and Asz families papers consist of biographical materials and photographs documenting Eugenia Tabaczyńska Shrut and her family as well as the family of her first husband, Mark Asch, before, during, and after the Holocaust in Kłodawa, Warsaw, the Warsaw ghetto, Italy, France, and America.

Biographical materials include a Makabi membership card issued to Marek (Mojsze) Asz and a false permit issued to Itta Gella Asz for travel from Warsaw to Greece. They also include five documents issued to Eugenia (Gina) Tabaczyńska including a wartime work card for the Schultz Company, an identity card receipt permitting her to reside in Paris, a vaccination certificate, a ticket for the SS Sobieski, and a US INS visitor’s permit.

Photographs depict the Tabaczyński and Asz families before, during, and after the Holocaust. Pictures in prewar Poland include a photograph of Marek Asz with other Makabi members as well as the Tabaczyński family and their relatives and friends in Polish cities including Ciechocinek, Kłodawa, Krynica, Otwock, Truskawiec, Warsaw. This series also includes a photograph of Gina’s cousin Gucia Tabaczyńska holding baby Ora in Tel Aviv. Additional prewar photographs depict Eugenia Tabaczyńska with teachers and students from the Mirlasowa school on trips in Warsaw and Vilna.

Wartime Asz family photographs depict the Asz family in Trieste and Rome, and wartime Tabaczyński family photographs primarily depict family members and friends in the Warsaw ghetto. This folder includes a photograph of Gina Tabaczyńska sunbathing at the Warsaw ghetto “beach” following their graduation from an illegal ghetto high school.

Postwar photographs in Poland and France depict Gina Tabaczyńska, family, and friends in Kłodawa and Lódź, Poland and Paris, Versailles, and Fontainebleau, France, including outings organized by the Ihud Zionist youth movement. This folder also includes photographs of the grave of Eugenia’s boyfriend, Bolesław Szenfeld. Postwar photographs in America depict the wedding of Gina Tabaczyńska and Marek Asz in Boston, a Seder night in Miami with the Asz and Scheinberg families, and HIAS staff members in Boston. These photographs include the writer Sholem Asch. Photographs of Poland in 1961 depict the Tabaczyński family home in Kłodawa and Aleksander Pawłowski, a Polish man who protected Gina Tabaczyńska and eight other Jews while they were in hiding on the “Aryan” side of Warsaw.

inclusive:  circa 1930-1947
10 folders
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Eugenia Shrut
Record last modified: 2023-02-24 14:10:11
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