- The Rachela Rottenberg papers consist of identification papers and certificates documenting the life of a Polish woman living under a false identity in Warsaw during the war, antisemitism in Radom at the end of the war, and her stay at the displaced persons camp in Stuttgart, work for UNRRA, and immigration to the United States after the war.
- Collection Creator
- Rachela Rottenberg
Rachela Rottenberg (1920-1995) was born in Sandomierz, Poland and was raised in Radom. Her family fled to Warsaw when Germany invaded Poland. She and her mother returned to German-occupied Radom after Poland surrendered. Her father and brother ended up in Soviet-occupied eastern Poland. Rachela and her mother were forced into the ghetto at Radom, were selected for slave labor, and escaped. They lived in Warsaw under false identities, Rachela using first “Halina Latoszewska” and later “Marianna Brus” or “Maria Bruśnicka.” She was separated from her mother in the streets during the Polish uprising in 1944 and never saw her again. After the war, she was reunited with her father and brother who had survived in Soviet Asia. She immigrated to the United States in 1947 and married Othmar Gabriel.
- System of Arrangement
- The Rachela Rottenberg papers are arranged as a single series: I. Rachela Rottenberg papers, 1943-1949.
Rights & Restrictions
- Conditions on Access
- There are no known restrictions on access to this material.
- 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
- Holder of Originals
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
- Legal Status
- Permanent Collection
- Manya Friedman, wife of Rachela Rottenberg’s cousin, donated the Rachela Rottenberg papers to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 1999 and 2000. The collections previously cataloged as accession 1999.76 and 2000.483.1 have been incorporated into this collection.
- Funding Note
- The cataloging of this collection has been supported by a grant from the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany.
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