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Charles Rojer photographs

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    Consists of pre-war, wartime, and post-war photographs from the collection of Charles Rojer, including family photographs and photographs taken at post-war orphanages, including at the Home de La-Bas in Perwez, Brabant, Belgium. Also includes a card written by Rojer's sister, Cecile Rojer Jeruchim, which refers to their wartime separation.
    inclusive:  1935-2009
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Charles Roger
    Collection Creator
    Charles Rojer
    Charles Rojer was born in Brussels, Belgium, on December 6, 1934, to Abram and Gehewa (nee Mednicki) Rojer, who were originally from Warsaw and Odessa. Following the German invasion of Belgium, the Rojers attempted to flee to France, but were turned back at the French border, after being interned there for several weeks. Returning to Brussels, the Rojers placed their three children in hiding, with Charles being placed in a tuberculosis sanatorium, where he only saw his parents one more time, before their arrest and deportation to Auschwitz in January 1943, where they subsequently perished. For the duration of the occupation, Charles was hidden in several other locations in and around Brussels, including Villa Irene, where two Cathlolic sisters, Andree and Suzanne Romain, sheltered numerous Jewish children. Following the war, Charles was placed in a Jewish orphanage in Brussels, and was subsequently reunited with his sisters Cecile and Anny, who had also survived the war in Brussels. In 1948, they immigrated to the United States, where Charles joined his uncle, Bernard Mednicki, in Philadelphia, the city where Charles eventually became a medical doctor and established a practice.

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    1 folder

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    The donor, source institution, or a third party has asserted copyright over some or all of these material(s). The Museum does not own the copyright for the material and does not have authority to authorize use. For permission, please contact the rights holder(s).

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    Geographic Name
    Brussels (Belgium)

    Administrative Notes

    Charles Rojer donated his photographs to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 2013.
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