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Meir and Paula Stein diaries and photographs

Document | Accession Number: 2008.300.2

The Meir and Paula Stein diaries and photographs consist of three diaries written by Meir Stein and five diaries written by Paula Stein while in hiding in Białystok, Poland describing their experiences from 1941-1944. Also included in the collection are photographs from the Białystok Central Committee and pictures of Meir and Israel, Meir and Paula’s son.

Meir Stein wrote four diaries while in hiding in 1944, but the first diary was lost after the war. The diaries are written in German and describe his experiences in the Warsaw and Białystok ghettos and the time his family spent in hiding from 1943-1944. This series also includes transcripts of the diaries in German.

Paula Stein began writing her diaries in 1944 while in hiding in Białystok, Poland. There are five diaries and four loose pages. The diaries are written in Polish and describe her family’s experiences from 1941- 1943 while they were in the Vilna and Białystok ghettos as well as her efforts to find hiding places for relative after they fled the Białystok ghetto. This series also includes transcripts of Paula’s diaries and typed testimonies recorded by Paula after the war from Jewish survivors in Poland.

Photographs depict members of the Białystok Central Committee and pictures of Meir and Israel Stein in the 1940s.

Date
creation:  1943-1945
Language
Polish
German
Genre/Form
Diaries.
Photographs.
Extent
1 box
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Israel Stein
 
Record last modified: 2021-05-25 15:09:18
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