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Frantisek Vohryzek family papers

Document | Accession Number: 2013.365.1

Consists of original documents, correspondence, and copyprints related to Frantisek Benno Vohryzek, originally of Hrdlovka, Czechoslovakia. Includes documents related to Vohryzek's emigration to Ecuador in 1939, his life in Ecuador, emigration to the United States in 1944, and related to learning that his parents and sister perished during the Holocaust.

The Frantisek Vohryzek papers document the experience of a Czech refugee immigrating to Ecuador in early 1939. The collection includes his emigration and identity papers for the immigration, correspondence with his parents and sister remaining in Prague, and his marriage certificate from 1943. The bulk of the correspondence is post-war, as Frantisek, now married and in the United States, corresponded with extended family and friends to learn of the fate of his parents and sister, as well as the fate of the family’s belongings in Prague. The correspondence has all been translated into English; translations are included in folder 4 of the collection, as well as published in Frantisek Vohryzek: One Story of Love and Loss by Miki Vohryzek-Bolden (2011).

inclusive:  1933-1991
bulk:  1941-1947
1 box
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Miki Vohryzek-Bolden
Record last modified: 2021-11-10 13:03:02
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