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Kelhoffer and Pomeranz families papers

Document | Accession Number: 2004.706.9

The Kelhoffer and Pomeranz families papers comprise documents and photographs concerning Zbigniew Kelhoffer, his wife, Sydonia Pomeranz and their families in Borysław, Poland during the Holocaust. The collection contains identification cards, correspondence, pre and post-war photographs of both families, and a series of diaries written by Zbyszek during his imprisonment in the Borysław ghetto in 1942 and sent to his wife in hiding.

Kelhoffer and Pomeranz families papers contain documents and photographs concerning the Kellhoffers’ and Pomeranz’ experiences in the years immediately before World War II, during, and after. The collection is arranged by family and family member thereunder. Materials documenting the Kellhoffer family include diaries written by Zbyszek during his imprisonment in the Borysław ghetto and sent to his wife Sydzia, who was in hiding at that time in 1942. The entries are addressed to her and discuss his situation as a forced laborer in the ghetto, his mood, and relays news regarding her family. Also included are several of Zbyszek’s identification cards, a couple of which were issued by the Germans during the war, and photographs depicting Zbyszek before and after the war. Materials pertaining to Zbyszek’s uncle, Oskar are also comprised here within, as is a photograph of his mother, Helena and a letter from her written on the occasion of his wedding day in 1940. Materials pertaining to the Pomeranz family include identification cards for and photographs of Sydzia and her sisters, Roza and Julia. A class register from Charles University in Prague, an employment history book belonging to Sydzia and her marriage certificate is also comprised in this collection. Among the material regarding Julia is a series of correspondence regarding the custody of a child in 1950.

inclusive:  1916-1960
bulk:  1940-1950
1 box
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Barbara Kelhoffer Bieganiec
Record last modified: 2022-07-28 18:12:32
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