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    Consists of a photographic postcard depicting Jewish men and boys, with armbands, seated with hands on their heads. Armed guards are visible in the background. The postcard was acquired by survivor Chaim Fuchs. Chaim, born 1923 in Krosniewice, Poland, was a survivor of Auschwitz and other camps. An inscription on the reverse of the postcard reads, "Bürkenau," though its relationship to the scene captured is unclear.
    creation:  circa 1939-1944
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Daniel Gill
    Collection Creator
    Chaim Fuchs
    Chaim Fuchs was born in 1923 in Krosniewice, Poland, to Jacob and Rebecca-Rachel (née Zakrewska) Fuchs. Chaim had three sisters, one of whom immigrated to Palestine. In 1941 Chaim was was arrested in the Krosniewice ghetto and taken for forced labor. By 1943 he was among 1000 Jewish men deported to Auschwitz. Chaim, an apprentice blacksmith, was among those who were selected for work upon arrival. In early 1945 Chaim was transferred from Auschwitz to Bergen-Belsen where he was liberated in April 1945. Neither Chaim's parents nor his sisters, Sara and Bela, survived the Holocaust. After the war Chaim wrote to his surviving sister in the hope to join her in Palestine. Before he was able to depart Europe, however, he lived for a time on a Kibbutz in Italy. Chaim was killed not long after his arrival in Palestine during the 1948 Arab-Israeli war.

    Physical Details

    1 folder
    System of Arrangement
    Arranged as a single series.

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    Conditions on Access
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    Conditions on Use
    Material(s) in this collection may be protected by copyright and/or related rights. You do not require further permission from the Museum to use this material. The user is solely responsible for making a determination as to if and how the material may be used.

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    Administrative Notes

    Donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 2018 from Daniel Gill, the great-nephew of Chaim Fuchs.
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    2024-03-08 07:36:00
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