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Halina Jaworski-Klon collection

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    Overview

    Description
    The collection consists of two documents of Karol Gecman (later Karol Jaworski) in Kuybyshev, USSR (now Samara, Russia). The first is a 1943 Russian translation of Karol's diploma from a Jewish Gymnasium in Lubin, Poland in May 1933. The second is a 1946 repatriation document allowing Karol to return to Poland.
    Date
    inclusive:  1943-1946
    Collection Creator
    Karol Jaworski
    Biography
    Karol Jaworski (1914-1999) was born Karol Gecman on January 22, 1914 in Lublin, Poland. His father, Don Gecman was a feldscher (unlicensed physician) and his mother, Roza Mandeltort Gecman, was a midwife. Karol’s younger sister, Basia was born in 1922. The family lived on 17 Grodzka Street in Lublin. Karol was active in the Communist Party and was arrested in January 1935. He was sent to the Tarnow prison. He remained there until September 1939 when he and other political prisoners escaped in the face of the German invasion. Karol fled to the east and reached Donbas (Ukraine) and later Baku, Azerbaijan. He worked as a Russian language teacher. In 1945 he returned to Lublin and learned that all of his immediate family had been murdered. He met Maria Mania Teicher in Lublin and they married. Their first daughter, Basia, was born in 1948, and named after Karol’s sister. Karol and Maria changed their last name to Jaworski and moved to Sopot, Poland, where Maria worked as chief of the ophthalmic ward in a local hospital. Karol became a journalist and was the editor of “Glos Wybrzerza” newspaper. Their second daughter, Halina, was born in 1952. In 1968 as a result of the anti-Jewish policy of the Polish government the Jaworski family left Poland and settled in Israel for a few years and then later moved to Germany.

    Physical Details

    Language
    Russian
    Extent
    1 folder

    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

    Personal Name
    Jaworski, Karol.

    Administrative Notes

    Provenance
    The collection was donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 2006 by Halina Jaworski-Klon.
    Record last modified:
    2023-03-24 15:44:20
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