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Chamysz family photograph collection

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    The collection contains pre-war photographs of brothers Jacob, Josef, and Samuel Chamysz and their families in Lwów, Poland (present day Lviv, Ukraine). Also included is a letter with multiple authors dated 27 April 1921.
    inclusive:  1905-1936
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Gail D. Erlitz.
    Collection Creator
    Chamysz family
    Malka Stavnichi and Edi Labe Chamysz lived in the small village of Verba (present day Verba, Ukraine). They had eight children, Jacob (1881-), Josef (1883-), Samuel (1889-), Anna, Pauline, Jenny, Clara, and Maryam (later Mary). All the daughters and their mother Malka immigrated to the United States by 1921. The brothers co-owned an apothecary in Lwów, Poland (present day Lviv, Ukraine), and remained in Europe. Jacob married Zesul Lerner and they had two daughters, Sonia and Edjya, and a son (name unknown). Josef married Zesul’s sister Leah Lerner, and they had one daughter, Edja. Samuel married Manya (last name unknown) and they had one son, Leon. It is likely that all three brothers and their families perished in the Holocaust. Gail Erlitz’s grandmother Mary's brothers were Jacob, Josef, and Samuel Chamysz.

    Physical Details

    11 folders
    System of Arrangement
    The collection is arranged as a single series.

    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

    Donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 2016 by Gail Erlitz.
    Record last modified:
    2023-02-24 14:28:02
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