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Henry Zguda collection

Collection
Collection Summary
The collection consists of a badge, armband, letter opener, correspondence, documents, and photographs relating to the experiences of Henryk Zguda in prewar Krakow, Poland, during the Holocaust when he was imprisoned in Auschwitz, Buchenwald, and Dachau concentration camps, and after the Holocaust when he returned to Poland and then emigrated to the United States.
Provenance
The collection was donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 2004 by Nancy Zguda, the widow of Henry Zguda.
Date
1927-2000
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Henry Zguda papers

Document | Accession Number: 2004.374.1

Date
1937-2003  (inclusive)
Henry Zguda papers

Polish Union of Swimming red felt badge with an eagle awarded postwar to a Polish Army swim coach

Object | Accession Number: 2004.374.2

Geography
received : Krakow (Poland)
Date
approximately 1950  (received)
Polish Union of Swimming red felt badge with an eagle awarded postwar to a Polish Army swim coach

Blue and white armband with a red triangle marked P worn by a Polish Catholic political prisoner

Object | Accession Number: 2004.374.3

Geography
use : Auschwitz (Concentration camp); Oswiecim (Poland)
use : Buchenwald (Concentration camp); Weimar (Thuringia, Germany)
Date
1942 June-1945 April  (use)
Blue and white armband with a red triangle marked P worn by a Polish Catholic political prisoner

Silver-plated axe and sword shaped letter opener won in a prewar swim meet by Polish Catholic youth

Object | Accession Number: 2004.374.4

Geography
received : Krakow (Poland)
Date
before 1939 September  (received)
Silver-plated axe and sword shaped letter opener won in a prewar swim meet by Polish Catholic youth
 
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