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Koranyi family papers

Document | Accession Number: 1995.A.0769.2

The Koranyi family papers include a postcard, two Swedish protective documents, a photograph, and a photocopied clipping documenting the survival of Zsigmond (Sigmund), Sara, and Marta Koranyi in Budapest during the Holocaust. Marta’s friend Gabrielle (Gabi) sent her the postcard in June 1944 from a sealed deportation train destined for Auschwitz, where Gabi was killed. A rough English translation of the Hungarian postcard reads, “My little Martha, Since the morning we have been standing with our packings, we don’t know where we are going. Think of us, Many Kisses, Giza. Please send a card each to Natal Mocsari Kender St; Mrs. Adolf Kuntcler so that they should know about us.” Raoul Wallenberg issued the two Swedish protective documents in the collection. One claims Sara Koranyi was a Swedish citizen and spared from wearing a yellow Star of David, and the other attests that Sara was related to Marta Koranyi, who worked for the Swedish legation in Budapest. The photograph depicts artwork honoring Zsigmond (Siegmund) Koranyi for his role in protecting Jewish refugees in Hungary. The clipping from the Montreal Star describes Sigmund’s interest in the Eichmann trial in 1961.

Date
inclusive:  1944-1961
Extent
1 folder
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Marta Koranyi-Sebor
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Record last modified: 2019-06-20 08:19:56
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