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Rosenszajn, Herszkowicz, and Dworzecka families papers

Document | Accession Number: 1999.271.2

The Rosenszajn, Herszkowicz, and Dworzecka families papers relate to the pre-war and wartime experiences of the Rosenzajn family of Pinsk, Poland and Białystok, Poland; the Herszkowicz family of Łódź, Poland; and the Dworzecki family of Vilna, Poland (now Vilnius, Lithuania). The families’ papers include studio portraits and candid photographs of each of the families, as well as photographs of Maria Dworzecka (born Marysia Rozenszajn), a hidden child during the Holocaust, and her rescuers Lucyna and Waclaw Białowarczuk in Tykocin, Poland. The papers also include a postcard sent from the Łódź ghetto and documents issued to Bela Rosenszajn (née Kaufman) under her wartime alias Paulina Pakulska.

The documents are issued to Paulina Pakulska, the wartime alias of Bela Rozenszajn. The documents include a German work permit issued on December 18, 1942; a registration certificate for Paulina and Maria Pakulska, March 19, 1943; a receipt for refugee money paid to Bella Rozenszajn from May 13-July 10, 1945; 2 receipts, 1945; a Swedish registration certificate, September 23, 1945; and a permit to return to Poland from Sweden, October 28, 1945.

The photographs of Maria Dworzecka include images of Maria while in hiding in Tykocin, Poland with Lucyna and Waclaw Białowarczuk and their extended family. Also included are photographs of Maria’s father Izak Rozenszajn (d. 1941) and her mother Bela Rozenszajn (1909-1948). There is also a photograph of Maria taken in 1948 while she was living with the family of her maternal uncle, Mosze Kaufman.

The postcard was written by Jankel and Gitla Herszkowicz in the Łódź ghetto and sent to Alicja and Antonii Grosman in Łuniniec (now Luninets, Belarus). The postcard notifies Alicja that her parents, her brother Dawid and his wife Bronka are healthy. The postcard expresses happiness that Alicja will be joining her younger brother Moniek and his wife (who was pregnant at the time). Alicja’s parents enquire about their friends the Krakowskis and the Wegmeister family from Warsaw, Poland. The letter is written in German and is dated June 6, 1941.

The Herszkowicz family photographs consist of pre-World War II photographs of the Herszkowicz family of Łódź, Poland, dated 1919-1940. Included among the photographs are Jankel Herszkowicz, Dawid Herszkowicz, Sala Herszkowicz walking in Łódź with cousin Wiktor Miedzyrecki, and Moniek Herszkowicz.
The Dworzecka family photographs consist of pre-World War II photographs of the Dworzecka/Dworzecki family of Vilna, Poland (now Vilna, Lithuania), dated circa 1908-1937. The photographs include images of the Dworzecki family, Wita Dworzecka, Lulek Eliahu Dworzecki, Arkadius Dworzecki, Jakub Dworzecki, Helena Dworzecka, Chaim Korerman, and photographs of Mołczadź, Poland (now Moŭčadž, Belarus) circa 1930.

inclusive:  circa 1909-1948
5 folders
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Alicia Herszkowicz Dworzecka
Record last modified: 2021-11-10 13:01:13
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