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Segen family papers

Document | Accession Number: 2018.126.1

The Segen family papers consist of biographical materials, resettlement and immigration papers, restitution papers, correspondence, and photographs documenting the experiences of Berta and Moses Segen in the Borszczów and Radom, Poland ghettos; their time in resettlement camps in Germany; and their immigration to the United States in 1949. The papers include birth certificates, immigration applications, restitution testimonies, correspondence, and family photographs.

The biographical material includes birth certificates, an extensive Silberbusch family tree in Hebrew, and business papers related to the dissolution of a business Moses co-owned. The resettlement and immigration papers include travel arrangements from the displaced person camp in Stuttgart to the United States, immigration applications, and naturalization certificates. The restitution papers include testimonies from Berta and Moses and bank statements. The correspondence includes letters to Berta from her sister Hela in Israel, a letter from Moses requesting a visitor’s visa for Hela to visit the United States from Israel to be present for Leon’s Bar Mitzvah, and copies of two emails exchanged between Leon and Hela’s son Moshe about their parents’ respective decisions to emigrate to the United States and Israel. The photographs primarily consist of baby and childhood photographs of Leon as well as photographs of Berta and Moses while in Stuttgart and their passport pictures. Also included are three photographs of Moses’s family. One picture is likely of soldiers in uniform from circa 1916, and the two others are of his family in Radom, Poland, 1933. The printed material includes a German photograph book and Hebrew/English calendar and reference book.

inclusive:  1911-2003
bulk:  1948-1981
1 box
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of the Estate of Leon Segen
Record last modified: 2023-02-24 14:33:58
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