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Grinberg and Sierpinski family collection

Document | Accession Number: 2013.550.1

Contains a diary written by Israel Grinberg [donor's grandfather, b. January 10, 1861 in Antopol, Russia (today Belarus)], in which he describes his childhood, youth and arranged marriage to Dworja Hershgoren from Bereza Kartuska in 1880. Includes a certificate given to Dr. Sierpinski for his participation in fighting against the German occupation of Poland. After 30 years the Grinberg family moved to St. Petersburg; their oldest son Mojesz died in an accident in 1913 and Dwojra died in 1917. As a result of the Soviet Revolution and terror which reigned, Israel Grinberg's assets were confiscated and he was imprisoned. In 1923 the policy changed and he was allowed to travel abroad to mobilize foreign investments, but he was never allowed to return to Russia. He settled in Warsaw to join his daughter Frida and granddaughter Wiera, who survived the Warsaw ghetto and after escaping the ghetto, hiding on the so-called "Arayan" side of Warsaw.

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United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Wiera Sierpinska
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Record last modified: 2018-12-18 13:53:24
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