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William and Helen Luksenburg photograph collection

Document | Accession Number: 1988.132.4

The William and Helen Luksenburg photograph collection consists of pre-war, wartime, and post-war photographs of relatives of the Luksenburg and Chilewicz families in Poland. The photograph collection includes images of both Holocaust victims and survivors. The pre-war family photographs were taken in Da̧browa Górnicza and Sosnowiec, Poland. The wartime photographs were taken in Sosnowiec, Poland and feature members of the Hanoar Hatzioni Zionist Youth Movement. Additional wartime photographs include young Jewish women in the Sosnowiec ghetto wearing armbands with the Star of David.

The post-war pictures include family photographs taken in Bayreuth, Germany; the opening of the Zettlitz hachshara near Weiden, Germany presided over by US Army Chaplain Saul Shapiro, 1945; weddings held at the Kibuc Zetlice in Germany, 1945; images of a memorial ceremony held at the Flossenbürg concentration camp, 1946; a Passover Seder at the home of Mary Ganzweich in Bayreuth, Germany, 1946; groups of people at the displaces persons camp in Weiden in der Oberpfalz, Germany; the wedding of Hinda Chilewicz and Welek Luksenburg in the Weiden displaced persons' camp on March 2, 1947; and William and Helen Luksenburg aboard a ship on their way to America, 1949.

interview:  circa 1918-circa 1949
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Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Helen and William Luksenburg
Record last modified: 2021-11-10 13:00:15
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