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Basia and Morris Rubinstein papers

Document | Accession Number: 2014.168.2

The collection primarily documents the post-war experiences of Basia (née Zajaczkowska) and Morris Rubinstein, who met and were married in the Kielce ghetto in 1942, in the New Palestine DP camp in Salzburg, Austria from 1946-1951. Included are photographs of Basia in the refugee camp in Solberga, Sweden after her liberation from the Ravensbrück concentration camp, and two telegrams regarding her house in Kielce and one from her brother Leon Zajaczkowska informing her that he and her husband Morris were alive and in Italy. An accretion includes a 1939 letter from Basia’s mother Ides and sister Mania to her aunt Ida in the United States announcing Mania’s engagement (donor provided translation is included), a 1945 letter from Basia’s brother Leon in Lublin discussing his involvement with members of the Polish Army during the war and his attempts to get in touch with Basia, a copy of Basia and Morris’s marriage certificate, a letter from HIAS regarding affidavits from Basia’s cousin Irving Roth, vaccination certificates and identification cards, and baggage tags from their immigration to the United States in 1951 aboard the USAT General S. D. Sturgis. Additional photographs include pre-war depictions of Basia’s parents Josef and Ides, the Zajackowska family, Basia’s great aunt Ida Roth, and a presumably post-war photograph of Basia and Morris.

inclusive:  1914-1951
bulk:  1945-1951
2 folders
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Joyce Pollakoff
Record last modified: 2023-04-11 09:29:48
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