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Julius Kornman papers

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    The Julius “Ido” Kornman papers include correspondence and photographs documenting Julius Kornman, his prewar life in Sokal, Poland (now Ukraine), his first wife, Adela “Ajdzia,” and their friends and family.

    Correspondence primarily consists of letters, fragments of letters, and postcards from Adela to Julius Kornman dated circa 1941. This series also includes the remnants of an address book in which Kornman stored the correspondence after the Holocaust.

    Photographs depict Julius and Adela Kornman and their family and friends in Poland before World War II. Most of the photographs were taken in Sokal, but several depict vacations in Jamna and Jaremcze, Poland. This series also includes some postwar photographs Julius Kornman collected in displaced persons camps such as Lager Wegsheid and Foehrenwald after the war.
    inclusive:  circa 1915-1947
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Henry and Shelley Kornman
    Collection Creator
    Julius Kornman
    Julius Kornman (1911-1994) was born Juda (Ido, Yuda, Yasha) Kornmann on December 8, 1911 in Sokal, Poland (now Ukraine) to Leizer Kornman and Frieda Sandgarten Kornman. Sokal was occupied by the Soviet Union from September 1939 to June 1941, and then by Germany until June 1944. Most of the Jewish population of Sokal was murdered at the Belzec killing center in 1942, including Kornman’s first wife Adela (Ajdzia) and their child Cila. Julius Kornman somehow survived the Holocaust. His second wife, Helen (Hela, Hinde, 1915-2005) was born on October 17, 1915 in Brest, Poland, to Noah and Rifka Luboszyc. Helen had a daughter, Regina (later Augenbraun, 1937-2003), from a previous marriage. Kornman and Helen had two sons, Louis (1947-1969) and Henry (1949-), in Munich. Julius, Helen, Regina, Louis, and Henry immigrated to the United States in 1950. Julius Kornman died on April 14, 1994.

    Physical Details

    1 box
    System of Arrangement
    The Julius Kornman papers are arranged as two series:

    Series 1: Correspondence, circa 1941
    Series 2: Photographs, circa 1915-1947

    Rights & Restrictions

    Conditions on Access
    There are no known restrictions on access to this material.
    Conditions on Use
    The Museum has made reasonable efforts but is not able to determine the copyright status of some or all of the material(s) in this collection, or identify and/or locate the potential copyright owner(s). The Museum therefore places no restrictions on use of this material, but it cannot provide any information to the user about the status of the copyright(s). The user is solely responsible for making a determination as to if and how the material may be used.

    Keywords & Subjects

    Geographic Name
    Sokal' (Ukraine)

    Administrative Notes

    Henry and Shelley Kornman donated the Julius Kornman papers to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 2013. Henry Kornman is Julius Kornman’s son.
    Record last modified:
    2024-01-02 16:05:02
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