Pauline and Joseph Charatan papers
The collection documents the post-war experiences of Pauline Charatan (née Margulies), originally of Busk, Poland (Busk, Ukraine), who survived the Holocaust living in Gleisdorf, Austria under a false-identity, and Joseph Charatan, originally of Lwów, Poland (Lviv, Ukraine), who escaped the Janowska concentration camp and survived hidden in a bunker until his liberation in 1944. The collection includes birth certificates, naturalization certificates, Pauline and Joseph’s marriage certificate, Pauline’s vaccination certificate, restitution paperwork, a commemorative booklet from the USS General C.H. Muir, and a small amount of correspondence. Also included is a 1935 report card for Zofja Aldona Fedorska, the girl whose identity Pauline used in Gleisdorf, and clippings related to the 1963 visit of Katarzyna Niedziolka, the woman who hid the Charatan family, to New York to attend Joseph’s brother Ludwig’s son’s bar mitzvah.
1 oversize folder
- Credit Line
- United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Debrah Lee Charatan
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