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Helen and Willie Abraham photograph collection

Document | Accession Number: 2016.260.1

The collection documents the post-war experiences of Helen Abraham (born Hencia Wagner) of Dąbrowica Mała, Leżajsk, Poland in the Ainring displaced persons camp and Willie Abraham of Vel'ky Rakovec, Czechoslovakia (present day Velykyi Rakovets, Zakarpat'ska Oblast, Ukraine) in the Bindermichl displaced persons camp. Included are photographs of Helen at Ainring and the munitions factory in Menden, Germany where she worked under a false identity; a letter written to Helen from her brother David Wagner in 1943 while he was in hiding before he was discovered and murdered by the Gestapo; photographs of Willie in Bindermichl; and a protest at Bindermichl for the right to immigrate to Palestine.

Date
inclusive:  circa 1935-circa 1947
bulk:  circa 1945-circa 1947
Genre/Form
Photographs.
Extent
13 folders
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Michael Abraham, Judy Czeladnicki, and Marsha Shapiro.
 
Record last modified: 2020-04-21 19:04:29
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