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Henry Zguda papers

Document | Accession Number: 2004.374.1

The Henry Zguda papers include biographical material, correspondence, publications, subject files, and photographs relating to Henry’s experience in Auschwitz, Buchenwald, Flossenberg, and Dachau concentration camps as well as material relating to his immigration to the United States through Poland and Belgium, and attempts to establish a life in New York. This collection also includes restitution files for damages and medical claims.

Biographical materials include Henry’s United Nations refugee card, Polish ID card, Polish military ID card, Committee of Physical Culture instructor card, and memorial program.

Correspondence includes letters from Henry to his mother, Karoline Zguda, during his time in Auschwitz and Buchenwald about life and conditions in the concentration camps and the liberation of Dachau.

Emigration and immigration materials include documentation of employment, application to change his Polish citizenship, congratulatory letters from Congressmen on his U.S. citizenship, and material relating to establishing a life in the United States.

Restitution files include correspondence and claims for compensation for his internment in four concentration camps as well as medical documentation and correspondence for medical claims.

Publications include newspaper and magazine articles about Henry’s life and the treatment of Polish political prisoners.

Subject files include material relating to Henry’s career as a water polo coach including correspondence, newsletters, and a membership card.

Photographic materials include Zguda family photographs, a photograph from the Buchenwald concentration camp, and Henry’s Auschwitz prisoner photographs.

inclusive:  1937-2003
1 box
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Nancy Zguda
Record last modified: 2022-04-08 13:15:08
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