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Kaplan family photograph

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    Description
    Contains a studio portrait of Chaim Aron Kaplan (on left wearing bow tie and glasses) [donor's paternal great uncle], Sarah Kaplan Trobovich [donor's paternal great aunt, half-sister of Chaim and Harry], and Harry Kaplan [donor's paternal grandfather and brother of Chaim]; dated 1921; Brooklyn, NY.
    Date
    creation:  1921
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Barnard Kaplan
    Collection Creator
    Chaim A. Kaplan
    Biography
    Chaim Aron Kaplan was born in Horodyszcze (Haradzisca), in what is now Belarus, in 1880. He received a Talmudic education at the Yeshiva of Mir, and then studied at the Government Pedagogical Institute in Vilna (Vilnius). Settling in Warsaw in 1902, he established a Hebrew primary school, which he served as the principal of for the next 40 years. He was an advocate of teaching Hebrew as a spoken language, and published several textbooks based on this method. Kaplan visited Palestine in 1936, hoping to settle there, but returned to Warsaw that same year. Kaplan began keeping a diary in Hebrew in 1933, and with the start of World War II in 1939, made a conscious decision to continue doing so, in order to record the events he was eyewitness to, including after he was interned in the Warsaw Ghetto. His diary ended in early August 1942, at which time he had the diary smuggled out of the ghetto for preservation. It is presumed that he was arrested during the round-ups that were taking place in the ghetto at that time, and deported to Treblinka, where he perished. (Source: adapted from Abraham Katsh, introduction to "Scroll of Agony: The Warsaw Diary of Chaim A. Kaplan")

    Physical Details

    Genre/Form
    Photograph.
    Extent
    1 folder
    1 folder

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    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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    Provenance
    Donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 2016 by Barnard A. Kaplan, great nephew of Chaim A. Kaplan.
    Record last modified:
    2023-02-24 14:28:27
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