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George Birman papers

Document | Accession Number: 1993.41.2

The George Birman papers consist of an admission ticket to the International Military Tribunal, eight pocket size daily agenda planners, biographical materials, photographic materials, and printed materials documenting George Birman’s childhood in Lithuania, his confinement with his father, Abel Birman, in the Kovno (Kaunas) ghetto, his work at the Kedahnen (Kedainiai) labor camp, and his postwar education and work with displaced persons in Vienna.
The admission ticket permitted entrance to the visitor’s gallery of the International Military Tribunal during session 116.
Eight pocket size daily agenda planners include daily and weekly notes about George Birman’s postwar activities in Europe from April 1945 through January 1953.
Biographical materials include identification papers, citizenship records, certificates, and employment records documenting Abel and George Birman’s wartime and postwar activities in Lithuania and Austria and student and medical records related to George Birman. This series also includes two Polish Red Cross registration certificates for Cwi Egosz, Aba Gachelet, Margo Bartos, Moses Joffe, Chana Tehora, Jofi Lechuchot, Cwi Chotil, Kosrona Lanegen Leli Lanegen, and Techoh Jericho.
Photographic materials include four albums, six folders of loose photographs, and a box of negatives.
The photo albums contain photographs dating from 1930 through 1950 depicting George Birman, his family, and his friends in prewar Lithuania and postwar Austria, Italy, Lithuania, Germany, Palestine, and France. Loose photographs date from 1931‐1954 and are minimally identified. They depict George and Abel Birman, friends, students, and children in Lithuania, Austria, and France. Photographs include portraits, school rooms, demonstrations, meetings, street scenes, the Rupertusplatz displaced persons camp, and the Gargzdai shtetl. The box of negatives corresponds to photo album 3.
Printed materials include clippings, postcards depicting the MS General C.H. Muir, and a commemorative booklet about the Kaunas ghetto.

inclusive:  1930-2002
1 box
3 oversize boxes
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of George Birman
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Pola Birman
Record last modified: 2021-11-11 13:19:07
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