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Stefan Petri collection

Collection
Collection Summary
The collection consists of a workbench and over forty tools, machines, and machine parts, relating to the experiences of Stefan Petri, who with his first wife, Janina, concealed a Jewish family, Kaufman, Ela, and their sons Marek and Jerzy Szapiro, in two hiding places he built in his home in Warsaw, Poland, from spring 1942 to September 1944.
Provenance
The collection was donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 1992 by Jadwiga Petri, the wife of Stefan Petri.
Date
approximately 1928-1944 September 11
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Large wooden workbench used to conceal a Jewish family’s hiding place

Object | Accession Number: 1992.240.1

Geography
use : hiding place; Wawer (Poland)
Date
1943-1944 September 11  (use)
1939-1940  (creation)

Telephone receiver placed on a workbench used to conceal a Jewish family’s hiding place

Object | Accession Number: 1992.240.2

Geography
use : hiding place; Wawer (Poland)
Date
1943-1944 September 11  (use)

Wooden box put on workbench to conceal hiding place of Jewish family

Object | Accession Number: 1992.240.3

Geography
use : hiding place; Wawer (Poland)
Date
1943-1944 September 11  (use)

Transmitter hardware from the hiding place of a Jewish family

Object | Accession Number: 1992.240.3 a-gg

Geography
use : hiding place; Wawer (Poland)
Date
1943-1944 September 11  (use)
Transmitter hardware from the hiding place of a Jewish family

Small gear placed on a workbench used to conceal a Jewish family’s hiding place

Object | Accession Number: 1992.240.4

Geography
use : hiding place; Wawer (Poland)
Date
1943-1944 September 11  (use)

Large gear placed on a workbench used to conceal a Jewish family’s hiding place

Object | Accession Number: 1992.240.5

Geography
use : hiding place; Wawer (Poland)
Date
1943-1944 September 11  (use)

Two coils of electric conduit put on workbench to conceal hiding place of Jewish family

Object | Accession Number: 1992.240.6 a-b

Geography
use : hiding place; Wawer (Poland)
Date
1943-1944 September 11  (use)

Large flange placed on a workbench used to conceal a Jewish family’s hiding place

Object | Accession Number: 1992.240.7

Geography
use : hiding place; Wawer (Poland)
Date
1943-1944 September 11  (use)

Electric grinder put on workbench to conceal hiding place of Jewish family

Object | Accession Number: 1992.240.8

Geography
use : hiding place; Wawer (Poland)
Date
1943-1944 September 11  (use)

Air compressor put on workbench to conceal hiding place of Jewish family

Object | Accession Number: 1992.240.9

Geography
use : hiding place; Wawer (Poland)
Date
1943-1944 September 11  (use)

Mounted asynchronous motors placed on a workbench used to conceal a Jewish family’s hiding place

Object | Accession Number: 1992.240.10

Geography
use : hiding place; Wawer (Poland)
manufacture : Germany
Date
1943-1944 September 11  (use)
1889-1942  (manufacture)

Electric generator placed on a workbench used to conceal a Jewish family’s hiding place

Object | Accession Number: 1992.240.11

Geography
use : hiding place; Wawer (Poland)
Date
1943-1944 September 11  (use)

AEG electric motor put on workbench to conceal hiding place of Jewish family

Object | Accession Number: 1992.240.12

Geography
use : hiding place; Wawer (Poland)
Date
1943-1944 September 11  (use)

Tatra automotive fuel pump placed on a workbench used to conceal a Jewish family’s hiding place

Object | Accession Number: 1992.240.13

Geography
use : hiding place; Wawer (Poland)
manufacture : Czechoslovakia
Date
1943-1944 September 11  (use)
1919-1942  (manufacture)

Coiled electric cable put on workbench to conceal hiding place of Jewish family

Object | Accession Number: 1992.240.14

Geography
use : hiding place; Wawer (Poland)
Date
1943-1944 September 11  (use)

Engine put on workbench used to conceal hiding place of Jewish family

Object | Accession Number: 1992.240.15

Geography
use : hiding place; Wawer (Poland)
Date
1943-1944 September 11  (use)

Battery charger put on workbench to conceal hiding place of Jewish family

Object | Accession Number: 1992.240.16

Geography
use : hiding place; Wawer (Poland)
Date
1943-1944 September 11  (use)

Heating pump put on workbench to conceal hiding place of Jewish family

Object | Accession Number: 1992.240.17

Geography
use : hiding place; Wawer (Poland)
Date
1943-1944 September 11  (use)

Gas mask placed on workbench used to conceal hiding place of Jewish family

Object | Accession Number: 1992.240.18 a-b

Geography
use : hiding place; Wawer (Poland)
Date
1943-1944 September 11  (use)
1939  (manufacture)

Generator put on workbench to conceal hiding place of Jewish family

Object | Accession Number: 1992.240.19

Geography
use : hiding place; Wawer (Poland)
Date
1943-1944 September 11  (use)

Siemens-Schuckert generator placed on a workbench used to conceal a Jewish family’s hiding place

Object | Accession Number: 1992.240.20

Geography
use : hiding place; Wawer (Poland)
manufacture : Nuremberg (Germany)
Date
1943-1944 September 11  (use)
after 1902-before 1943  (manufacture)

Wooden flashlight box lantern placed on a workbench used to conceal a Jewish family’s hiding place

Object | Accession Number: 1992.240.21

Geography
use : hiding place; Wawer (Poland)
Date
1943-1944 September 11  (use)

Wooden box put on workbench to conceal hiding place of Jewish family

Object | Accession Number: 1992.240.22

Geography
use : hiding place; Wawer (Poland)
Date
1943-1944 September 11  (use)

Mandrel placed on workbench to conceal hiding place of Jewish family

Object | Accession Number: 1992.240.23

Geography
use : hiding place; Wawer (Poland)
Date
1943-1944 September 11  (use)

Wehrmacht M1931 mess tin placed on a workbench used to conceal a Jewish family’s hiding place

Object | Accession Number: 1992.240.24

Geography
use : hiding place; Wawer (Poland)
manufacture : Germany
Date
1941  (manufacture)
1943-1944 September 11  (use)
Wehrmacht M1931 mess tin placed on a workbench used to conceal a Jewish family’s hiding place

Slug pressing iron placed on a workbench used to conceal a Jewish family’s hiding place

Object | Accession Number: 1992.240.25

Geography
use : hiding place; Wawer (Poland)
Date
1943-1944 September 11  (use)
approximately 1900  (manufacture)
Slug pressing iron placed on a workbench used to conceal a Jewish family’s hiding place

Padlock placed on a workbench used to conceal a Jewish family’s hiding place

Object | Accession Number: 1992.240.26

Geography
use : hiding place; Wawer (Poland)
Date
1943-1944 September 11  (use)
Padlock placed on a workbench used to conceal a Jewish family’s hiding place

Pipe cutter placed on a workbench used to conceal a Jewish family’s hiding place

Object | Accession Number: 1992.240.27

Geography
use : hiding place; Wawer (Poland)
Date
1943-1944 September 11  (use)
Pipe cutter placed on a workbench used to conceal a Jewish family’s hiding place

11 millimeter pipe cutter placed on a workbench used to conceal a Jewish family’s hiding place

Object | Accession Number: 1992.240.28

Geography
use : hiding place; Wawer (Poland)
Date
1943-1944 September 11  (use)
11 millimeter pipe cutter placed on a workbench used to conceal a Jewish family’s hiding place

13.5 millimeter pipe cutter placed on a workbench used to conceal a Jewish family’s hiding place

Object | Accession Number: 1992.240.29

Geography
use : hiding place; Wawer (Poland)
Date
1943-1944 September 11  (use)
13.5 millimeter pipe cutter placed on a workbench used to conceal a Jewish family’s hiding place

Heavy mounting plate placed on a workbench used to conceal a Jewish family’s hiding place

Object | Accession Number: 1992.240.30

Geography
use : hiding place; Wawer (Poland)
Date
1943-1944 September 11  (use)

Escutcheon placed on a workbench used to conceal a Jewish family’s hiding place

Object | Accession Number: 1992.240.31

Geography
use : hiding place; Wawer (Poland)
Date
1943-1944 September 11  (use)

Lightbulb shield placed on a workbench used to conceal a Jewish family’s hiding place

Object | Accession Number: 1992.240.32

Geography
use : hiding place; Wawer (Poland)
Date
1943-1944 September 11  (use)

Small cap placed on a workbench used to conceal a Jewish family’s hiding place

Object | Accession Number: 1992.240.33

Geography
use : hiding place; Wawer (Poland)
manufacture : Nuremberg (Germany)
Date
1943-1944 September 11  (use)
after 1902-before 1943  (manufacture)

Electric switch base placed on a workbench used to conceal a Jewish family’s hiding place

Object | Accession Number: 1992.240.34

Geography
use : hiding place; Wawer (Poland)
Date
1943-1944 September 11  (use)

Electric plug put on workbench to conceal hiding place of Jewish family

Object | Accession Number: 1992.240.35

Geography
use : hiding place; Wawer (Poland)
Date
1943-1944 September 11  (use)

Electric switch put on workbench to conceal hiding place of Jewish family

Object | Accession Number: 1992.240.36

Geography
use : hiding place; Wawer (Poland)
Date
1943-1944 September 11  (use)

Electric circuit-breaker put on workbench to conceal hiding place of Jewish family

Object | Accession Number: 1992.240.37

Geography
use : hiding place; Wawer (Poland)
Date
1943-1944 September 11  (use)

Fan flywheel put on workbench to conceal hiding place of Jewish family

Object | Accession Number: 1992.240.38

Geography
use : hiding place; Wawer (Poland)
Date
1943-1944 September 11  (use)

Clamp put on workbench to conceal hiding place of Jewish family

Object | Accession Number: 1992.240.39

Geography
use : hiding place; Wawer (Poland)
Date
1943-1944 September 11  (use)

Machine part put on workbench to conceal hiding place of Jewish family

Object | Accession Number: 1992.240.40

Geography
use : hiding place; Wawer (Poland)
Date
1943-1944 September 11  (use)

Carved wooden bison placed on a workbench used to conceal a Jewish family’s hiding place

Object | Accession Number: 1992.240.41

Geography
use : hiding place; Wawer (Poland)
Date
1943-1944 September 11  (use)

Wooden trap door beneath a workbench used to conceal a Jewish family’s hiding place

Object | Accession Number: 1992.240.42

Geography
use : hiding place; Wawer (Poland)
Date
1943-1944 September 11  (use)
 
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