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Gabriel Schutzengel papers

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    The Gabriel Schutzengel papers include Gabriel’s Hungarian identification card and two diaries describing his experiences. The first diary, 1939-1949, is a handwritten account, in Hungarian, about German occupation. The entries include his time in a forced labor camp, the deportation of his mother and sister, as well as details about the fate of Jews in Hungary, particularly in Komárom and Budapest. Gabriel’s memoir, titled "Machzor” is typewritten in English and categorized into sections. The memoir describes the German presence and occupation and includes family trees.
    inclusive:  1939-1997
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Dorit Heimer
    Collection Creator
    Gabriel Schutzengel
    Gabriel Schutzengel (born Gábor 1925-2017) was born in Komárom, Hungary to Ferencz (1898-1945) and Julia (née Weiss 1900-1944) Schutzengel and had one sister, Vera (b. 1930?-1944). After the German invasion of Hungary in 1944 Gabriel and his father were sent to labor camps in Hungary while Julia and Vera were sent to Auschwitz where they were killed. Towards end of war, Gabriel escaped from the camp and went to Budapest for supplies and stayed with a family friend. He obtained false papers and went into hiding. After the Arrow Cross Party gained power in Hungary, Gabriel was unable to leave and hid in Budapest until liberation. Ferencz was sent on a death march to Mauthausen. He survived the march, but died shortly after liberation in 1945. After the war, Gabriel returned to Komárom and learned what happened to his family. He finished his education and moved to Israel in 1949. In 1951 he met Gertrud Duschner (later Tirzah Schutzengel, 1922-2005) also a survivor, and had three children, Dorit (b. 1953), Daniella (b. 1955), and Roy (b. 1959). They immigrated to the United States in 1957.

    Physical Details

    Hungarian English
    6 folders
    2 book enclosures
    System of Arrangement
    The Gabriel Schutzengel papers are arranged as a single series.

    Rights & Restrictions

    Conditions on Access
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    Conditions on Use
    The donor, source institution, or a third party has asserted copyright over some or all of these material(s). The Museum does not own the copyright for the material and does not have authority to authorize use. For permission, please contact the rights holder(s).

    Keywords & Subjects

    Personal Name
    Schutzengel, Gabriel.

    Administrative Notes

    Gabriel Schutzengel donated his memoir entitled “Machzor” to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 2005 and Dorit Heimer, Gabriel’s daughter, donated Gabriel’s diaries and Hungarian ID to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 2018. The accessions previously numbered 2005.128 and 2018.127.1 have been incorporated into this collection.
    Funding Note
    The accessibility of this collection was made possible by the generous donors to our crowdfunded Save Their Stories campaign.
    Special Collection
    Save Their Stories
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