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Lajbman family papers

Document | Accession Number: 2002.304.2

The collection documents the Holocaust-era experiences of Abram and Chaja Lajbman and their sons Isaac (later Jacques Leibman) and Bernard in Belgium. Included are biographical material, immigration papers, and photographs that document Isaac and Bernard’s survival in German-occupied Belgium as hidden children, Abram and Chaja’s false identities, and their immigration to the United States in 1953.

Biographical materials include Abram and Chaja’s false identification cards, receipts for care packages of food sent to Chaja’s family in Belgium, Isaac’s Belgian military documents and a memoir, and restitution documents.

Immigration papers document Chaja’s relatives Philip and Al Rothstein’s sponsorship of their immigration to the United States, Isaac’s ticket and travel documents for his immigration via the SS Ile de France, and letter to the American Embassy in Israel by Chaja on behalf of her sister Szyfra Grosman.

Photographs include depictions of the pre-war Lajbman and Radziejewski families, Isaac and Bernard as hidden children, Isaac’s grandfather Jonah Lajbman in the Łódź ghetto (copyprint), Jewish soldiers in the Polish Army (Abram’s brother is second from right), the Quintin family, and the death notice for Philippe Laurent Cleeremans, whom Isaac befriended while hidden at Tourinnes-Saint-Lambert.

inclusive:  circa 1930-2007
bulk:  1939-1953
1 box
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Jacques Leibman
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Rosie Leibman
Record last modified: 2022-07-28 18:11:40
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