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Morris Kornberg collection

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    The collection consists of photographs of Morris Kornberg and his friends; an identification card for the Jewish Community of Wuerttemberg (Israelitische Kultusvereinigung Württemberg); and a commemorative album with tipped-in photographs by Alexander Fiedel of the "Jidiszer D.P. Center UNRRA - P.C. IRO in Stuttgart" written by M. Kornberg.
    inclusive:  1934-1948
    Collection Creator
    Morris Kornberg
    Morris Kornberg was born in Przebr̤z, Poland on Jan. 6, 1918. He was the youngest of seven children in a strictly Orthodox family. When the Germans invaded Poland in 1939, he was forced to work. He lived in a ghetto and worked in a factory. Morris was imprisoned in Klonskie, a prison in Poland, taken to Radom, Poland, and then to Jawischowitz, a subcamp of Auschwitz in Poland. He worked in a coal mine and received special treatment by the SS for his memory for numbers. He was evacuated to Tröglitz, a subcamp of Buchenwald in Germany, in Jan.1945. Tröglitz was evacuated on Apr. 9, 1945. Morris was put on a train and escaped with two others. They were caught and forced on a death march to Leitmeritz, a subcamp of Flossenbürg in Germany, then to Theresienstadt (Terezi̕n), a concentration camp in Czechoslovakia, where he was liberated. He went to a sanitarium outside of Stuttgart, Germany. He met his wife in Stuttgart and immigrated to the United States in 1949.

    Physical Details

    1 folder
    System of Arrangement
    The Morris Kornberg collection is arranged in a single series.

    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

    Geographic Name
    Württemberg (Germany)

    Administrative Notes

    Morris Kornberg donated the collection to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 1990.
    Funding Note
    The cataloging of this collection has been supported by a grant from the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany.
    Record last modified:
    2023-08-23 13:46:52
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