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Brunn and Ornstein family photographs and diary

Document | Accession Number: 2004.225.2

The Brunn and Ornstein family photographs and diary consists of photographs related to the families of Anna Brunn and Paul Ornstein, originally of Szendrő and Hajdúnánás, Hungary, respectively. Photographs include pre-war and wartime originals and copies of Anna and Paul and their extended family in Hungary. Some of the photographs include captions provided by the donor and several photographic postcards have writing on the back. The collection also includes a pocket calendar used as a diary and carried by Paul's father, Lajos Ornstein, while in a Hungarian labor battalion on a forced march from June 1944-May 1945, ending in Mauthausen. In the diary Lajos writes the distance traveled, food eaten, and the route of travel.

Photographs of the Brunn family include images of Anna as a young girl, with her brothers, and with her best friend, Lili Gartner, post-war photographs of Zsofi and the children at the orphanage she opened after the war, and a collection of photographs of the Furth family. Also included are photographs of Anna’s aunt Margit, Wilmos Brunn, Zsofi Brunn, Paul Brunn, Endre Brunn and Anna’s cousins.

Photographs of the Ornstein family include a passport photograph and images of Lajos Ornstein in his World War I uniform, pre-war and wartime photographs of Lajos, Frieda, Judith, Zoltan, and Tibor, and a post-war photograph of Paul and Anna as interns at a hospital in Israel. Also included are photographs of Paul Ornstein in Hajdúnánás, with friends at rabbinical school, and on his bicycle on his way to visit Anna.

inclusive:  circa 1915-1950 September
5 folders
1 oversize folder
Record last modified: 2021-11-16 13:06:06
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