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Lista Family papers

Document | Accession Number: 2017.522.1

The collection documents the Holocaust-era experiences of Jerry Lista (born Israel Cymbalista) in displaced persons camps near Munich, Germany; his immigration to the United States in 1951; his marriage to Gyta Szmulewicz (later Judy Lista) in 1958; and Judy’s immigration to the United States. Also included is a document regarding Jerry’s leg amputation after getting shot and left for dead on a death march in 1945. Photographs include pre-war depictions of the Cymbalista and Szmulewicz families, Jerry in a DP camp, and Judy in Israel. Additionally, there is a Dachau DP identification card of Nuchim (Nathan) Ehlender, a former boyfriend of Jerry’s sister Rena.

approximately 1910-1992
inclusive:  circa 1910-1992
bulk:  1945-1956
10 folders
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of the Family of Jerry Lista
Record last modified: 2023-02-24 14:31:36
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