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Bojdman family papers

Document | Accession Number: 2017.545.1

The Bojdman family papers include correspondence, a diary, and photographs relating to the pre-war and wartime experiences of Estera Bojdman and her family in Łuck, Poland, in the Łuck ghetto, and in hiding. The collection also includes pre-war and post-war diplomas for Estera and her husband, Josef Ettinger.

Correspondence includes letters to Estera from Michail Kaniewskyn who helped Estera after liberation, from her cousin who was in the Soviet Army, and to Estera from Wowa and Nachum Shrrachman in Frunze.

Photographs and clippings include prewar and wartime photographs of Estera and Jozef as well as photographs of Froim and Rywka Bojdman, Rachela, Abram, and Leib Bojdman, Stella Ettinger, and Aleksander Ettinger. Some photographs were found after the uprising in the Łuck ghetto in August 1942. Also included are wartime photographs in Łuck and postwar in Warsaw.

Education material include a high school diploma issued to Josef Ettinger, a diploma in engineering from Tashkent University, and a copy of Estera high school diploma.

The diary, in Polish, was kept by Estera from March-June 1944 while she was in hiding. The collection also includes a certificate issued to Estera attesting that the stated building was owned by Rywka Bojdman, a registration book listing the residents in the building at 66 Kościuszki in Łuck which belonged to Rywka Bojdman, a list, prepared by Estera, of Germans and Ukrainians who tortured and murdered Jews in the Łuck ghetto, and documents found by Estera in 1944 in attic of her mother’s building.

inclusive:  circa 1932-1968
6 folders
1 book enclosure
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Hanna Ettinger-Neuss In Memory of the Bojdman and the Ettinger families murdered in the Łuck ghetto
Record last modified: 2020-04-21 19:02:27
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