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Frajda Tauba Birsztajn papers

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    Frajda Tauba Birsztajn papers

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    The collection consists of photographs of the extended family and friends of Frajda Tauba Birsztajn as well as her mother, Aidla Berlandsztein’s family, before, during, and after the war in Poland and the United States. The collection also includes a birth certificate and Polish passport issued to Frajda and an invitation to the wedding of Lola Birsztajn and Mieczslaw Weintal in 1935.
    inclusive:  1910-1960
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Helen Ferszt
    Collection Creator
    Frajda Birsztajn
    Frajda Tauba Birsztajn (Frida, later Frances Karp, 1897-1974) was born in Warsaw, Poland to Icek Birsztejn and his second wife, Aidla Berlandsztein. She had at least five siblings including Rywka (Becky, ?-1984), Leon, Ewa, Thea, and Lola. Frajda married Lajb Karper (later Louis Karp) in 1922 and immigrated to the United State in 1930, but her mother and their extended families remained in Warsaw. She entered the country via Havana and they lived in Chicago until 1935 when they settled in New York. Frajda later learned that her extended family, including those with the surnames Szer, Szerman, Weintal, and Aszersohn, perished in the Holocaust. Frajda and Lajb had a daughter, Helen Karp (later Helen Ferszt).

    Physical Details

    Polish Yiddish
    5 folders
    1 oversize box
    System of Arrangement
    The collection is arranged as a single series:
    Folder 1: Documents: 1929-1935
    Folders 2-5 and oversize box 1: Photographs, 1910-1960

    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

    The collection was donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 2018 by Helen Ferszt. The collections numbered 2018.647.1 and 2018.648.1 have been incorporated into this collection.
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