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Yoram Shaaf photograph collection

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    Description
    The collection consists of a photograph of Mendel Finkelsztajntaken in 1946; a photograph of Mendel Finkelsztajn and his wife, Malka Sztajnberg, taken in Skarżysko-Kamienna, Poland, on September 18, 1938, before their marriage; and a photograph of Malka Finkelsztajn and his son, Jurek Finkelsztajn on February 25, 1946, in Wrocław, Poland.
    Date
    inclusive:  1938-1946
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Yoram Shaaf
    Collection Creator
    Yoram Shaaf
    Biography
    Yoram Shaaf (born Jurek Finkelsztajn) was born on July 31, 1941, in Zdołbunow, Ukraine (near Rovno), to Mendel Finkelsztajn and Malka Finkelsztajn (nee Sztajnberg, 1917-1955). Yoram was one of eight siblings, only Eliasz and Judka survived the war. Mandel and Malka fled Skarżysko-Kamienna, Poland in September 1939 and settled in Zdołbunow. They married in 1940. In 1941 Malka, Mendel, and Yoram were forced into a ghetto. In September 1942, probably during the liquidation of the ghetto, Malka Finkelsztajn escaped the ghetto, taking her young son with her. They reached Brześć and found a safe haven with the help of Jan Plećko, his wife, Franciszek Celeda, and Jan Brzozowski. Jan and Franciszek obtained a false birth certificate for Malka under the name, Helena Andrzejczak. Malka and Yoram hid in Brześć until April 1944 when they moved near Vilna and later Borzynowo, Poland until liberation in March 1945. Mandel was last seen by family members in 1946. Malka kept her assumed name, Helena Andrzejczak and settled in Lodz, Poland with Yoram. Yoram moved to Warsaw, Poland and married Anna Kowalska in 1962 and they had two sons: Daniel and Yaron. In 1968 the family left Poland and moved it Israel.

    Physical Details

    Language
    Polish
    Genre/Form
    Photographs.
    Extent
    1 folder

    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.

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    Provenance
    The photographs were donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum by Yoram Shaaf in 1999.
    Record last modified:
    2023-02-24 14:23:46
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