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Becker family papers

Document | Accession Number: 2018.359.2

Biographical materials and photographs documenting the Holocaust-era experiences of the Becker family of Budapest, Hungary. Biographical materials include Ivan Becker’s Swedish protection document issued by Raoul Wallenberg and postwar documents from the Bad Gastein displaced persons camp; identification documents of his father Dezsö Becker, grandmother Frida Becker, and sister Anna Becker; his mother Kato Becker’s handwritten Hungarian cookbook; and a family history. Photographs include depictions of World War I, family photographs, and postwar photographs from Bad Gastein.

Biographical materials include an affidavit from 1938 for Dezsö, Kato, and Ivan to immigrate to the United States; report cards of Anna Becker, Dezsö’s Hungarian passport and a message sent to him through the American Red Cross from his grandmother Frida Becker in the United States; birth, marriage, death, identification, and naturalization certificates for Frida and her husband Mátyás; Kato’s handwritten cookbook in Hungarian; Ivan’s Swedish protection document issued by Raoul Wallenberg, a document regarding Ivan’s forced labor, and post-war DP documents from Bad Gastein; bookplates, a CV, and modern copies of artwork by Kato’s brother Istvan Irsai; a family history in Hungarian authored by one of Ivan’s cousins; and a manuscript from 1922 written in Cherbourg that was possibly authored by one of Ivan’s sisters.

Photographs include pre-war and wartime family photographs, depictions of World War I possibly taken by Dezsö, depictions of Ivan with childhood friend Chippy and his cousins Miriam and Robbi Irshai, Ivan’s class photographs, photograph albums of Ivan as a child, and a primarily postwar photograph album of Ivan in Bad Gastein and the United States.

inclusive:  1909-1946
1 box
2 oversize boxes
2 oversize folders
3 book enclosures
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Nancy Greenglass Becker
Record last modified: 2021-11-10 13:04:57
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