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Charlotte Szwajcer papers

Document | Not Digitized | Accession Number: 2000.299

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    Description
    Consists of a studio portrait depicting five Jewish women and a Jewish man, including Jakub Szwajcer and Bajla Ferens Szwajcer (Jakub Szwajcer's first wife). All six are wearing Stars of David with "Jood" stamped on them. The photograph was taken in Gouda, The Netherlands.
    Date
    creation:  1942 July
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Charlotte Szwajcer
    Collection Creator
    Charlotte Szwajcer
    Biography
    Jakub Szwajcer was born on June 14, 1903 in Bedzin, Poland. In 1919, he immigrated to Palestine. After seven years, he and his future wife, Bajla Ferens, immigrated to Rotterdam, Netherlands, where Jakub found work as a merchant. After the German invasion of the Netherlands, they moved to Gouda, Netherlands and in October 1942 found a hiding place there. Bajla found life in hiding to be very difficult and left. She was captured and deported to Auschwitz concentration camp on November 13, 1942. Jakub Szwajcer survived the Holocaust and remarried a survivor from Belgium.

    Physical Details

    Language
    Dutch
    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 photograph was donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum by Charlotte Szwajcer in 2000.
    Record last modified:
    2023-02-24 14:24:04
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