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Ilona Elefánt Schwarcz papers

Document | Accession Number: 2015.375.1

The Ilona Elefánt Schwarcz papers consists of five handwritten journals written by Ilona Elefánt Schwarcz (1903-1980) at the Feldafing displaced persons camp, dated May 1945 - August 1949. The papers also include five colorized photographs of portraits of the Hipszer family including Rajzla (Rejzla, née Krzesiwo) and her children Machla Hipszer (1931-1943), Gitla Hipszer (1937-1943), and Mina (Minca/Mincz, 1940-1943).

The Ilona Elefánt Schwarcz papers consists of five handwritten journals written by Ilona Elefánt Schwarcz dated May 1945 - August 1949. The journals, written while Ilona was living at the Feldafing displaced persons camp, include reflections on her survival, her efforts to assist her sister Eta (who also survived the war), and Ilona’s plans to immigrate to the United States. After Ilona's death in 1980, Eta made a few pencil notations in the journals in order to share the English translation with her children and grandchildren.

The collection also includes five colorized photographs of members of the Hipszer family (sometimes recorded as Gipszer). Rajzla (Rejzla) Krzesiwo was born March 6, 1910 in Dzialoszyce, Poland. She married Szlama Szmul Hipszer in Sosnowiec, Poland. She died in 1943 at the Auschwitz concentration camp with her children, Machla Hipszer (born March 30, 1931), Gitla Hipszer (born April 3, 1937), and Mina (Minca/Mincz, born November 21, 1940).

Date
inclusive:  1939-1949
Language
Hungarian
English
Genre/Form
Diaries.
Photographs.
Extent
5 folders
2 oversize folders
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Marianne Meyer
 
Record last modified: 2020-03-12 14:58:43
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