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John and Barbara Helman papers

Document | Accession Number: 2006.165.2

The John and Barbara Helman papers consist of biographical materials and photographs documenting the Helman and Wiewióra families from Łódź, John and Barbara’s survival of the Łódź ghetto, John’s survival of the Auschwitz and Görlitz concentration camps, and the couple’s postwar marriage and refugee status.

Biographical materials include identification papers and certificates documenting John’s status as a survivor of the Łódź ghetto, Auschwitz, and Görlitz; his marriage to Bronia Wiewióra; her survival of the Łódź ghetto; and the couple’s refugee status.

Photographs depict Barbara and John Helman, their young children, and their relatives including John’s sisters Roszja and Elka and brother Shlomo, and Barbara’s brother and sister‐in‐law, David and Bluma (nee Jangerson), another brother, Yael, cousins Oscar and Sam (Szlamek) Pakin; and aunt Laja Pakin. This series also includes a photograph of Barbara’s friend Bella Pruszynowska (who married Albert Peters) stading with a group in the Łódź ghetto, a photograph of the Jewish Committee of Hannover, including Rabbi Abraham Lipshitz, and a copy print of Chaim Rumkowski and Hans Biebow in the Łódź Ghetto. Most of the photographs were taken in Łódź before the war, in the Łódź ghetto, or in Hannover
after the war.

inclusive:  1937-1950
4 folders
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Carol Stulberg
Record last modified: 2021-11-23 10:59:25
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