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George Barlaz papers

Document | Accession Number: 2013.102.2

The George Barlaz papers include photographs, immigration material, school records, and extensive correspondence relating to George Barlaz and his family’s pre-war life in Russia and Poland, George’s immigration to the United States, his attempts to help his family immigrate to the United States in the early 1940s, and his attempts to locate his family after the war. The collection also includes a diary kept by George from 1913-1921 which includes entries, addresses, and other notes.

Series 1 includes pre-war photographs of the Barlaz family including Avraham, Adela, George, Shmuel, and Chaia, prescription slips for George, and a diary kept by George from 1913-1921 which includes entries, addresses, and other notes. School records include report cards, identification cards, and school notes from Russia and Poland for George. The series also includes correspondence and forms related to attempts to immigrate to Palestine, letters to the American Consulate, vaccination cards, and applications for a visa relating to George’s immigration to the United States in 1923, and correspondence from the Bank of the United States and affidavits in attempts to bring his family to the United States in the early 1940s. Also included is correspondence and documents relating to George’s search for his family after the war.

Correspondence includes a large amount of pre-war postcards from Shmuel and Chaia to their children in the United States. The last postcard is dated April 12, 1939. The series also includes correspondence with the Feinblüt family who assisted George in learning what happened to his family as well as extensive correspondence in, Yiddish, from 1917 through 1951.

Date
inclusive:  1913-1951
Extent
2 boxes
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Frederica Barlaz
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Hinda A. Barlaz
 
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