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    The collection contains correspondence, identification and immigration papers, and photographs documenting the Iteld family’s pre-war life in Brańsk, Poland, and their immigration to the United States in 1938. Included are immigration cards and documents, an autograph book, passport, and a day planner from 1938. Also included are prewar and wartime photographs documenting the Iteld and Shereshefsky families in Brańsk and the United States. Many of the photographs are annotated on the back with identifications of relatives and friends.
    inclusive:  1904-circa 1942
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of the Silverboard family. In loving memory of her parents Louis Silverboard and Evelyn Iteld Silverboard and her grandparents Harry and Guta Iteld and their family and friends in Bransk and Szczuczyn.
    Collection Creator
    Iteld family
    Hersz Iteld (sometimes referred to as Zeidy, later known as Harry, 1890-1969) was born in Brańsk, Poland to Judas Gitel Naiman and Nochum Iteld (b. 1859). He had eight brothers and sisters: Lazar, Menucha, Avram, Hinka, Nechome, Ruven, Sholem, and Nachman. All his siblings but Sholem were killed in the Holocaust.

    Guta Shereshefsky (1897-1990) was born in Szczuczyn, Poland to Ewa Rosenthal (Chava) and Sholem Shereshefsky (1863-1898). She had six brothers and sisters: Nchama (d.1939), Chaye Soro, Libbie (later Libbie Steinsapir, 1887-1967), Morris, Malah (1891-1961), and Joseph. Chaye Soro was killed in the Holocaust.

    Hersz and Guta married in Szczuczyn in 1923. They had two children, Chava (later Evelyn Iteld Silverboard, 1924-2005) and Yehuda (later Julius, 1929-1990). Hersz worked as a textile merchant in Brańsk. By 1937, Hersz and Guta had begun to make plans to emigrate from Poland. Guta’s sister Libbie immigrated to the United States around 1901, and sponsored them to immigrate there as well. They left Brańsk in September, 1938, sailing to England, and then taking the RMS Scythia to the United States. They stayed in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania with Libbie until 1941, when they settled in Atlanta, Georgia.

    Physical Details

    1 box
    System of Arrangement
    The Iteld family papers are arranged alphabetically as one series.

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    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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    Administrative Notes

    The Iteld family papers were donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 2016 by Gerald Silverboard, Nancy Silverboard Greenberg, Reid Silverboard and Susan Silverboard, who are the children of Evelyn (Chava Iteld) and Lewis Silverboard.
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