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Portfolio

Object | Accession Number: 1996.A.0372.3

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    Overview

    Brief Narrative
    Leather portfolio that belonged to Charles Laufer.
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Lawrence and Fred Laufer
    Contributor
    Charles Laufer
    Biography
    Charles Laufer was born Sally Borgenicht on January 5, 1910, as a Polish citizen in Berlin. His parents, Löbl Laufer (also known as Löbl Borgenicht) and Sara Güttla Borgenicht (also known as Sabina Laufer), were also both Polish citizens. He attended primary and secondary school in Berlin and was apprenticed at a couple of clothing manufacturers before becoming a full employee of Friedländer & Zaduck. He was also a heavyweight boxer for the Jewish boxing club "Maccabi." He was expelled from Germany in 1938 as an alien under a new law regarding immigrants. He immigrated to the United States with his mother in December 1938. In the 1950s and 1960s Laufer pursued the West German government for restitution of a pension owed to his mother.

    Physical Details

    Category
    Stationery

    Rights & Restrictions

    Conditions on Access
    No restrictions on access
    Conditions on Use
    No restrictions on use

    Administrative Notes

    Provenance
    The portfolio was donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 1996 by Dr. Fred Laufer and Lawrence Laufer, the sons of Charles Laufer.
    Record last modified:
    2023-06-13 16:15:14
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