Dark brown leather satchel used by a Polish Jewish refugee
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- United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Terri Lynch
Briefcase used by Harry Ray (Herszl Rabinowicz) to keep the correspondence from his family, including his brother, the cantor Pinchas Rabinowicz, from the Warsaw ghetto in Poland and the Soviet Union during the Holocaust. When the war ended in 1945, several family members relocated to the Hasenecke displaced persons camp near Kassel, Germany. In June 1949, due to Harry's efforts, they were able to emigrate to the United States. Harry, his wife, and their daughter had emigrated from Warsaw to the United States in August 1938.
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Also in Harry Ray collection
The collection consists of an artifact, correspondence, and prewar photographs relating to the experiences of Harry Ray (Rabinowicz), a resident of the United States, and his relatives in the Warsaw ghetto in Poland and in exile in the Soviet Union during the Holocaust.
The collection consists of correspondence to Terri Lynch's parents in Chicago, Ill., from relatives in the ghetto in Warsaw, Poland, and in the Soviet Union; correspondence by Terri Lynch's parents to different branches of the United States government in reference to immigration and contact of relatives; and photographs depicting relatives in Warsaw before World War II.