Simcha Dimant papers
The Simcha Dimant papers relate to the Holocaust and immediate post-war experiences of Simcha Dimant, a Polish Jew. The papers contain identification documents including a provisional identification card issued by the Allied Expeditionary Forces in Buchenwald concentration camp, April 1945; a Haftlings-Personal-Karte (Prisoners-Personal-Card); a Mandat-Karte (Mandate Card), July 1945; and a fragment of a Military Government Temporary Registration form. The papers also include travel documents relating to Dimant’s work for the Allied Expeditionary Forces. These documents include a D.P. Index Card, G00404254, two-sided pre-printed card issed by the Allied Expeditionary Forces with "Keep this card at all times to assist your safe return home," written on the reverse side, as well as other travel documents issued by the Allied Expeditionary Force offices, valid from July 23-29, 1945.
The papers also include a letter, written by Simcha Dimant to Hela and Karl Wargon (Tonia Dimant’s sister and her husband), May, 1942. The letter detailed the fate of various family members following the liquidation of the Częstochowa ghetto. The letter was censored with a false approval stamp and mailed illegitimately by a German officer who was Simcha Dimant's supervisor at a military factory near Częstochowa, Poland.
The Simcha Dimant papers include a photograph of a Simcha Dimant, undated, and a photograph of an unidentified couple, 1936. A 1936 wedding invitation for Toni Wagonówny (Toni Wargon) and Sewkiem Dymanten (Simcha Dimant) is also included in the papers.
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- United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Dr. Jacob Dimant
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