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Liebschütz and Rozsa family papers

Document | Accession Number: 2015.574.1

Correspondence, documents, photographs, diaries, and other writings, related to the families of Elise (Lisa) Rozsa, originally of Brno, Czechoslovakia, and her husband, Imre Rozsa, originally of Hungary, both of whom fled Europe during the Holocaust, living in exile in Iraq, Palestine, Uganda, and Kenya. The collection includes written memoirs from Lisa Rozsa and her mother, Selma Liebschütz, detailing their experiences during the war years, including Liebschütz's account of being deported to Auschwitz, her experiences in several subsequent camps as a forced laborer, escape from a death march, recapture and imprisonment at Theresienstadt, and liberation. Documents include identification, education, immigration, and restitution documents related chiefly to Lisa and Imre Rosza, but also to other members of their family, including documentation of their exile in Iraq and internment as enemy aliens by the British in Africa during the war, as well as post-war life in Kenya. Correspondence is chiefly between members of the extended Liebschütz family, including Selma Liebschütz's correspondence to her daughter and son-in-law during the pre-war and war years, and with other family members in the immediate post-war era. Photographs consist primarily of pre-war images of the Liebschütz and Rozsa families in Czechoslovakia and Hungary prior to the war, of Lisa and Imre Rozsa in Iraq during the war and in Kenya in the post-war years. Also includes a diary written by Lisa Rozsa between 1929 and 1942, as well as scrapbooks documenting Imre Rozsa's career as an architect in Iraq and Kenya, including material related to the design and construction of a synagogue in Nairobi. 2 boxes (cartons) of material.

1930-2006  (inclusive)
4 boxes
3 oversize boxes
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Mara Senn
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Record last modified: 2017-03-28 15:06:52
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