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Blake and Anna Schiff papers

Document | Accession Number: 2018.407.1

Documents, correspondence, identification papers, and photographs regarding the Holocaust-era experiences of Blake and Anna Schiff in the Warsaw Ghetto, Grodno, and in hiding in Novosiolki. Biographical material includes documents regarding Blake’s education and employment in the United States, Blake’s false identity card under the name Stephan Podolski used in post-war Poland, and social security cards. Correspondence includes letters sent by Blake to Mary and Helene Daily, his aunt and cousin in the United States, regarding his efforts to immigrate to the U.S. in 1939 as a student, and scattered post-war letters. Subject files consist of documents related to the trial of Kurt Wiese and Heinz Errelis, two perpetrators of the liquidation of the Grodno ghetto, where Blake and Anna were witnesses; documents related to efforts by Blake and Anna to get Pawel Charmuszko named “Righteous Among the Nations” by Yad Vashem; and clippings. Photographs include pre-war and post-war family photographs.

inclusive:  circa 1910-1999
1 box
1 oversize folder
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Irene Schiff Weiner
Record last modified: 2020-04-21 19:02:26
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