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Sieraczek family papers

Document | Accession Number: 2015.569.1

The Sieraczek family papers include biographical material, correspondence, and photographs relating to Henryk Sieraczek and his son Jerzy Sieraczek’s (Jerome Sears) experience living in the Warsaw ghetto, going into hiding, and living in the Zeilsheim DP camp. The collection also includes papers relating to their immigrating to the United States.

Biographical materials include Henryk’s passport for stateless persons and identification card as well as Jerzy’s identification card for his school in Lodz.

Correspondence include letters from Henryk to his family about his experiences during the war, life in the DP camp, and attempts to obtain affidavits and visas to the Unites States as well as letters from other Sieraczek family members about daily life. This series also includes a letter from a Nazi officer regarding an investigation of the land at Auschwitz.

Immigration and emigration materials include papers relating to Henryk’s time at the DP camp, papers certifying his internment in the Warsaw ghetto, and papers from the Office of Military Government for Germany (U.S.) regarding his immigration to the United Stated.

Photographic materials include photographs the Sieraczek family at the Zeilsheim DP camp as well as prewar and postwar family photographs.

inclusive:  1938-1953
7 folders
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Jerome Sears This gift is made in memory of his parents Henryk Sieraczek and Leokadia Eizenberg Sieraczek
Record last modified: 2022-03-01 12:15:37
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