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Jacob Hennenberg papers

Document | Not Digitized | Accession Number: 1999.129

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    Description
    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.
    Date
    1945-1949
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Jacob Hennenberg
    Collection Creator
    Jacob Hennenberg
    Biography
    Jacob Hennenberg was born in the city of Oswiecim, Poland, in 1924. After the Germans invaded in September of 1939, he and his father walked east to the town on the River San, but returned later to Oswiecim. His father's store was required to have a Jewish Star on the window and all Jews had a curfew. In March 1941 there was an order for the Jewish population to leave. They went to Chrzanow where the Jewish Community assigned them a room. On May 9, 1941 there was a "razzia" (round up). A soldier entered their apartment and ordered Jacob's father to follow him. Jacob, then about 17 offered to take his father's place. He was sent to the Bavarian village of Wiesau and incarcerated in RAB lager -- Reichsautobahn Lager (which became Zwangarbeitslager Wiesau), where the inmates dug the highway. He was sent to a number of other towns to work on the Autobahn before being sent to Klettendorf where he remained until 1943. Next he was sent to Freiberg where there was a selection. He and other able bodied inmates were sent to Waldenburg where he became inmate number 64242. He was also interned in Stuthoff concentration camp. He was liberated from the camp on May 9, 1945.

    Physical Details

    Language
    English
    Extent
    1 folder

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    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
    Hennenberg, Jacob.

    Administrative Notes

    Provenance
    The papers were donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 1999 by Jacob Hennenberg.
    Record last modified:
    2023-02-24 14:23:13
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