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Klubski family collection

Document | Accession Number: 2007.152

Consists of documents and photographs related to the pre-war, wartime, and post-war experiences of the Klubski (Klubsky) family, originally of Paris, France via Łódź, Poland. Herman (Hercko/Hertz) Klubski and his wife, Bella Shapshak, had three children, twins Marie (later Marie Benson) and Henri (Aron/Ari) and daughter Lily (later Lily Nathan). Henri, a soldier in the French army (who received the Croix de Guerre and the Bronze Star), was arrested in Paris in 1941, interned in Drancy, and deported to Auschwitz on September 23, 1942, where he perished on September 28, 1942. Lily's husband, Moszek (Maurice) Nathan, also a French soldier, likewise perished in Auschwitz. The collection contains photographs of the family, copies of family records, documents regarding the family's immigration from Łódź to Paris in 1913, and official paperwork documenting Henri's deportation and death. Lily and Moszek's son, Georges Nathan (later Benson) was hidden by nuns and rescued after the war. He was able to immigrate to London to live with Marie and her husband Harry Benson as the boy had lost his father and Lily was too ill to care for him.

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United States Holocaust Memorial Collection, Gift of Lily Abbin
Record last modified: 2023-02-24 14:18:14
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