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Ilona Elefánt Schwarcz journals and photographs

Document | Accession Number: 2015.375.1

Consists of five handwritten journals, written by Ilona Elefánt Schwarcz between May 1945-August 1949, while she was living at the Feldafing displaced persons camp and planning her immigration to the United States. In the journals, Ilona reflects on her survival and her attempts to assist her sister, Eta, who also survived the war. The collection also includes five photographic drawings of members of the Hipszer family (sometimes recorded as Gipszer): Szlama, his wife Rajzla (Rejzla), and their children Machla, Gitla, and Mina (Minca). Szlama survived the war, but the rest of his family were murdered in Auschwitz. After Ilona's death, Eta made a few pencil notations in the journals in order to share the English translation with her children and grandchildren.

Date
1939-1949  (inclusive)
Language
Hungarian
Genre/Form
Diaries.
Extent
5 diaries.
5 photographs.
Extent
5 folders
2 oversize folders
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Marianne Meyer
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Record last modified: 2016-10-27 10:16:16
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