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Simona G. Frajndlich papers

Document | Digitized | Accession Number: 1999.141.2

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    Overview

    Description
    The papers consist of an identification card, certificate, University student book, letter of recommendation, three letters from Chemisches Institut der Universität, biographical documents on war experience, an admission pass, and courtroom map.
    Date
    inclusive:  1945-1947
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum collection, gift of Simona G. Frajndlich
    Collection Creator
    Simona G. Frajndlich
    Biography
    Simona G. Frajndlich (1921-2006) was born Gita Witorz in Piotrków Trybunalski, Poland. Her family owned a factory in Łódź where she attended school. During the war, Gita and her family were forced into the Piotrków Trybunalski ghetto until its liquidation in 1942. During the liquidation, Gita was saved by her father’s friend. Throughout the remainder of war, she was transported to several slave labor camps in Germany and Poland, which include Skarżysko-Kamienna and Leipzig. As the American front moved towards Leipzig, the camp was liquidated. The inmates of the camp were forced to march until they were eventually liberated by the Russians. After the war, she used her nephew Simon’s ID papers, changing her name from Gita to Simona. Not wanting to go back to Poland, Simona tried to go through Turkey in order to migrate to Israel. In Landsberg displaced person camp, she opened a school and went on to attend school herself in Heidelberg, Germany. Simona immigrated to New York City in 1947 to attend school at CCNY to become a medical technologist. In 1949, she traveled to Israel and met her husband David Frajndlich. They traveled back to the United States in 1953, where she would be a medical technologist in her husbands practice. The couple adopted their son Abe Frajndlich at age 10.

    Physical Details

    Language
    English German
    Extent
    1 folder
    1 oversize folder
    System of Arrangement
    The Simona Frajndlich papers are arranged as a single folder and a single oversize folder.

    Rights & Restrictions

    Conditions on Access
    There are no known restrictions on access to this material.
    Conditions on Use
    Material(s) in this collection may be protected by copyright and/or related rights. You do not require further permission from the Museum to use this material. The user is solely responsible for making a determination as to if and how the material may be used.

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    Administrative Notes

    Provenance
    Simona G. Frajndlich donated the Simona G. Frajndlich papers to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 1999. The accessions previously cataloged as 1999.141, 1999.234, and 1999.283.1 have been incorporated into this collection.
    Primary Number
    1999.141.2
    Record last modified:
    2023-04-11 09:30:52
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