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Luba Tryszynska-Frederick papers

Document | Accession Number: 2017.615.1

The collection documents the Holocaust experiences of Luba Tryszynska-Frederick who rescued 54 children (sometimes referred to as the “diamond children”) left for dead while she was imprisoned in the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp. Included in the collection is biographical material, correspondence, writings and clippings about Luba’s story, photographs, and material related to the 50th anniversary celebration of the liberation of Bergen-Belsen in Amsterdam in 1995 where Luba was reunited with the children she saved.

Biographical material includes awards and certificates given to Luba; a notebook and timeline of Luba’s life created by Luba’s cousin Ruth Saltzman; a scrapbook containing letters, photographs, and documents related to Luba’s experiences; and restitution paperwork filed by Luba and her husband Sol Frederick.

Correspondence includes letters from the children Luba rescued, children from schools where Luba has spoken about her story, and letters written to her from people thanking her after reading about her story.

Writings primarily consist of clippings and articles written about Luba but also include a manuscript by Jack Boas about her and a bound set of photocopies of the 1942 ledger documenting the liquidation of the Brest Ghetto.

The 50th anniversary reunion includes documents, a poem by one of the rescued children, a special Seder program, and a copy of the certificate awarding Luba the Silver Medal of Honor for Humanitarian Services by the Dutch government.

Photographs include copy prints of images depicting Jews in Bergen-Belsen and other camps, Luba, her husband Sol, friends and family, the rescued children in a Swedish refugee camp, and the 50th anniversary reunion in Amsterdam.

Audiovisual and born-digital material includes VHS and DVD copies of the program Luba: Angel of Belsen, a program about Luba’s experiences that aired on the A&E network; VHS and DVD copies of Luba: The Angel has Landed; two audiocassettes with unknown content; an external hard drive with unknown content; a Hi8 cassette with unknown content; and seven minidisks with unknown content.

inclusive:  1937-2005
3 boxes
6 oversize boxes
3 oversize folders
1 folder
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Ruth E. Saltzman.
Record last modified: 2023-04-28 15:31:46
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