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Eisig Ornstein collection

Document | Accession Number: 2015.406.1

Contains an English translation of a memoir originally written by Eisig Ornstein from Skole, Poland, in Yiddish during the Holocaust while he was in hiding in Ricske, Hungary and later in Budapest; translated into English with preface, images, and maps by his son Morris Ornstein. In his writings, Eisig describes life, hunger and death in Skole and the Stryj ghetto in Poland and surrounding areas; the fate of his family and friends; creating a bunker and going into hiding; being discovered and the journey with his daughter Hudi (Helen) to Hungary where they acquired official Polish papers identifying them as gentiles, using these he was able to help other Jews in hiding; and their liberation by the Russians in January 1945. Also includes copy of cover letter written by Morris Ornstein to his granddaughter Jessica.

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United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of David Feierman
Record last modified: 2023-02-24 14:33:53
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