Jacob Hennenberg papers
The papers consist of two certificates and two letters of recommendation issued to Jacob Hennenberg relating to his experiences as a displaced person after World War II.
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- United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Jacob Hennenberg
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The papers consist of two certificates and two letters of recommendation issued to Jacob Hennenberg [donor] relating to his experiences as a displaced person after World War II. Two of the certificates have photos of the donor attached. The collection also includes an advertisement sign for the Jakob Haberfeld spirit refinery and liquor factory, and other documents related to his experiences. Some of these materials may be combined into a single collection in the future.
Advertisement sign for Jakob Haberfeld spirit refinery and liquor factory in Oświęcim, Poland.
One image depicts prisoners from Klettendorf labor camp shoveling snow in preparation for the construction of an autobahn to run between Breslau and Berlin, Germany, and the other image is a portrait of Jacob Hennenberg in uniform from Waldenburg concentration camp (a sub-camp of Gross-Rosen). A third image depicts Jacob Hennenberg just after liberation.
Collection includes an article by Jacob Hennenberg concerning a Jewish sports club founded in Oświęcim, Poland, in 1921; photographs showing Hennenberg's family; Hennenberg in concentration clothing shortly after his liberation from Waldenburg (a subcamp of Gross-Rosen); and Hennenberg in a forced labor group of Jewish prisoners from Klettendorf, Germany. Half of one page contains a photograph of a postcard sent from the town of Oświęcim some time during the German occupation; the other, showing a group of young people, is accompanied by a caption that says it was taken at "Auschwitz during the German occupation." Actually, the photo appears to have been taken in a ghetto.