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Urbach family papers

Document | Accession Number: 2014.501.1

The Urbach family papers include biographical materials, correspondence, photographs, and a scrapbook documenting the family of Jewish dentist Isidor Urbach from Poznań, the family’s survival in ghettos and in hiding during World War II, and the two girls named Masza Zunszajn and Roza Zaltz the family hid during the war.

Biographical materials include a birth certificate, vaccination record, identification documents, permits and passes, work documents, and a list of products the Urbachs offered at their soup kitchen in Włodawa following liberation. Correspondence includes prewar family postcards and postwar documenting an invitation to Dr. Urbach to open a soup kitchen in Włodawa, his donations of library and research materials to universities and institutions, and his efforts to receive restitution for the murder of his parents and relatives during the Holocaust.

Photographs, photographic postcards, and album pages depict the Urbach family, Masza Zunszajn, and Roza Zaltz. This material also include photographic postcards dating from 1918 and images appearing to show partisans and burials. The scrapbook dates from approximately 1939-1959 and contains a photograph of Poland in 1939, surrender leaflets dropped by the Red Army, and clippings about the Nazi rise to power, World War II, the Holocaust, and the Nuremberg trials in Polish and German. These materials were collected by Dr. Urbach after the war.

inclusive:  1910-1995
6 folders
1 oversize box
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Daniel Urbach
Record last modified: 2021-05-25 15:13:18
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