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Sara Szrojt papers

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    The Sara Szrojt papers are comprised of documents and photographs collected by Sara during her incarceration in a Soviet forced labor camp and in the years before and after. The documents consist primarily of postcards from Sara’s mother and father written in 1941 shortly before they went into hiding in Lublin. Also among the documents is a marriage certificate for Chana and Jankiel, reissued in 1946. The photographs depict the Szrojt family and friends before and after the war in Lublin and images of a Jewish cooperative of upholsterers and curtain-makers in Wrocław, Poland c. 1950. Some of the photographs depict Mojżesz Szust and his family. Also included are group photographs taken in the Soviet forced labor camp.
    inclusive:  circa 1920-1950
    bulk:  1941
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Anna Füle Trymander
    Collection Creator
    Sara Szrojt
    Sara Szrojt was born to Jankiel and Chana Szrojt in Lublin, Poland, where Jankiel worked as a lawyer. As aggression toward Jews increased in Poland, Sara fled to Lwów, Poland, leaving her mother, father, and brother, Leon, in Lublin. While in Lwów, Sara stayed with her material aunt, Pola and finished high school. In 1940, Sara was arrested and sent to a labor camp in what is present day Yoshkar-Ola, Russia. There, she was put to work building a railroad, and later worked in a kitchen. Sara survived the labor camp and after the war ended, settled in Wrocław, Poland with Mojżesz Mendel Szust, whom she met in the Soviet camp and later married. Together, the couple had a daughter, Anna. In Wrocław, Mojżesz worked as an upholsterer and Sara, as a manager in an obstetrics and gynecological doctor’s office. The couple divorced around 1968 and in 1971, Sara and Anna immigrated to Sweden.

    Physical Details

    Polish Yiddish Hebrew
    10 folders
    System of Arrangement
    The Sara Szrojt papers are arranged as two series:
    • Series 1: Documents, 1941-1946
    • Series 2: Photographs, approximately 1920-1950 and undated

    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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    Administrative Notes

    The Sara Szrojt papers were donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 2011 by her daughter, Anna Füle Trymander. Half of the collection was donated in 2011 and the other half was donated in 2012 and given the accession number 2012.380.1. It has since been unified with this collection under accession number 2011.309.2.
    Funding Note
    The cataloging of this collection has been supported by a grant from the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany.
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