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Blogier, Wekselman, and Wides families papers

Document | Accession Number: 2019.514.1

The collection includes documents and photographs documenting the pre-war and post-war experiences of the Blogier and Wekselman families, originally of Bedzin, Poland, and the Wides family, originally of Ukmerge, Lithuania. The collection primarily documents the Blogier and Wekselman families’ time as displaced persons in Germany after the war and as immigrants to the United States.

Documents include Abraham’s paperwork related his time as a displaced person in Mindelheim, Germany, immigration to the United States, two letters, and restitution; Betty Wides Blogier’s ticket for her passage to the United States aboard the SS Marine Flasher in 1946; newspaper clippings regarding Max Wekselman’s illness; and post-war Polish receipts of Edith Wekselman.

Photographs include pre-war depictions of the Wekselman and Wides families in Bedzin and Ukmerge, post-war depictions of the Max playing soccer in the Maccabi youth soccer league in Germany. Also included are a photograph album and scrapbook assembled by Max primarily documenting his involvement with Maccabi. They include photographs, clippings, and his Moosach-Hartmannshofen membership card. The scrapbook also includes two pins pinned into a page.

inclusive:  circa 1910-1969
bulk:  1945-1969
12 folders
1 book enclosure
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Mark and Rosalyn Blogier
Record last modified: 2020-07-14 14:14:49
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