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Schatz and Bonder families papers

Document | Accession Number: 2018.429.1

The papers include biographical material, immigration document, correspondence, and photographs documenting the Holocaust-era experiences of Henry and Rischa (née Bonder) Schatz and their respective families. Both families survived the Holocaust in Italy and were united through Henry and Rischa’s marriage in the United States.

Biographical material consists of Henry Schatz’s identification cards from the Ferramonti internment camp and the UNRRA, and his wife Rischa’s Italian passport and a typed testimonial document from an Italian soldier regarding a German soldier shooting Rischa in 1943.

Immigration papers include Henry’s affidavits and his receipt from SS Saturnia, and Rischa’s paperwork and a menu from the SS Andrea Doria.

Correspondence primarily consists of wartime and post-war letters sent by Charlotte, Elly, Fred, Harry, Jacob, and Max Schatz. The letters are mostly exchanged between family members and some include donor-provided English translations.

Photographs include pre-war, wartime, and post-war depictions of the Schatz and Bonder families. Included are depictions of Cibi, a woman who helped Henry and Harry in Italy; Ferramonti; Rischa’s daughter Ketty Kac; and the 1941 wedding of Rischa’s mother Mariem’s niece Tauba Brukier’s wedding in Biala Podlaska.

inclusive:  1912-1991
bulk:  1940-1957
1 box
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Jack Schatz
Record last modified: 2020-07-14 14:14:45
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