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Tenenwurzel family photographs

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    The Tenenwurzel family photographs consists of photographs of Emanuel Tanay, Betty Tenenwurzel, Bunim Tenewurzel, Ruth Tenenwurzel, and a paternal aunt named Ruth (Olga), and a paternal grandfather’s family. The photographs were taken in Germany; Vilnius, Lithuania; and Miechów, Poland. The image of Ruth Tenenwurzel was taken in Germany immediately following the start of World War II.
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Elaine Tanay
    Collection Creator
    Tenenwurzel family
    Bunim Tenenwurzel (1904-1943) was born in Kielce, Poland to Hershel and Khava Tenenwurzel in 1904. He married Betty Kovarsky (b. December 30, 1910) and they had two children, Emanuel Tanay (b. March 5, 1928) and Ruth (Olga). Bunium worked as a dentist and Betty was both a physician and a dentist. The family moved from Vilna, Lithuania to Miechów, Poland. In 1943, Bunim Tenenwurzel died in the Płaszów concentration camp. His son, Emanuel Tanay, survived in hiding in the Catholic monastery of Mogila in Krakow, Poland. In 1943, Betty, Ruth, and Emanuel escaped occupied Poland for Slovakia and then Hungary. They were liberated in Budapest, Hungary in January 1945. Emanuel Tanay immigrated to the United States. He became a Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the Wayne State University Medical School. Betty Tenenwurzel eventually married Nathan Rotenberg. She died on August 17, 1979. Emanuel Tanay died on August 5, 2014.

    Physical Details

    1 folder
    System of Arrangement
    The Tenenwurzel family photographs are arranged in a single series.

    Rights & Restrictions

    Conditions on Access
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    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

    Elaine Tanay donated to the Tenenwurzel family photographs to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 2018. Elaine Tanay is the granddaughter of Betty and Bunim Tenenwurzel.
    Funding Note
    The cataloging of this collection has been supported by a grant from the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany.
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