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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: Wawer (Poland)
Date
use:  1943-1944 September 11
creation:  1939-1940

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

Object | Accession Number: 1992.240.2

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

Housing for WWI communications equipment placed on a workbench used to conceal a Jewish family’s hiding place

Object | Accession Number: 1992.240.3

Geography
use: Wawer (Poland)
manufacture: Europe
Date
use:  1943-1944 September 11
manufacture:  approximately 1914-approximately 1933

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

Object | Accession Number: 1992.240.3 a-gg

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

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

Object | Accession Number: 1992.240.4

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

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

Object | Accession Number: 1992.240.5

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

Coils of sheathed electrical conduit placed below a workbench used to conceal a Jewish family’s hiding place

Object | Accession Number: 1992.240.6 a-b

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

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

Object | Accession Number: 1992.240.7

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

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

Object | Accession Number: 1992.240.8

Geography
use: Wawer (Poland)
manufacture: Saxony (Germany)
Date
use:  1943-1944 September 11
manufacture:  1908-before 1943

Air compressor tank placed on a workbench used to conceal a Jewish family’s hiding place

Object | Accession Number: 1992.240.9

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

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

Object | Accession Number: 1992.240.10

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

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

Object | Accession Number: 1992.240.11

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

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

Object | Accession Number: 1992.240.12

Geography
use: Wawer (Poland)
manufacture: Germany
Date
use:  1943-1944 September 11
manufacture:  after 1887-before 1943

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

Coil of lead wire placed on a workbench used to conceal a Jewish family’s hiding place

Object | Accession Number: 1992.240.14

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

Bosch engine component placed on a workbench used to conceal a Jewish family’s hiding place

Object | Accession Number: 1992.240.15

Geography
use: Wawer (Poland)
manufacture: Germany
Date
use:  1943-1944 September 11
manufacture:  after 1900-before 1943

Radio battery eliminator placed on a workbench used to conceal a Jewish family’s hiding place

Object | Accession Number: 1992.240.16

Geography
use: Wawer (Poland)
manufacture: Netherlands.
Date
use:  1943-1944 September 11
manufacture:  1928-before 1943

Tank, possibly for a heat pump, placed on a workbench used to conceal a Jewish family’s hiding place

Object | Accession Number: 1992.240.17

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

Ardal brand civilian gas mask placed on a workbench used to conceal a Jewish family’s hiding place

Object | Accession Number: 1992.240.18 a-b

Geography
use: Wawer (Poland)
manufacture: Lida (Belarus)
Date
use:  1943-1944 September 11
manufacture:  1938-1939 September

Generator put on workbench to conceal hiding place of Jewish family

Object | Accession Number: 1992.240.19

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

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

Object | Accession Number: 1992.240.20

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

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: Wawer (Poland)
Date
use:  1943-1944 September 11

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

Object | Accession Number: 1992.240.22

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

Mandrel placed on workbench to conceal hiding place of Jewish family

Object | Accession Number: 1992.240.23

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

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: Wawer (Poland)
manufacture: Germany
Date
manufacture:  1941
use:  1943-1944 September 11
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: Wawer (Poland)
Date
use:  1943-1944 September 11
manufacture:  approximately 1900
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: Wawer (Poland)
Date
use:  1943-1944 September 11
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: Wawer (Poland)
Date
use:  1943-1944 September 11
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: Wawer (Poland)
Date
use:  1943-1944 September 11
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: Wawer (Poland)
Date
use:  1943-1944 September 11
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: Wawer (Poland)
Date
use:  1943-1944 September 11

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

Object | Accession Number: 1992.240.31

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

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

Object | Accession Number: 1992.240.32

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

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

Object | Accession Number: 1992.240.33

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

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

Object | Accession Number: 1992.240.34

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

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

Object | Accession Number: 1992.240.35

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

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

Object | Accession Number: 1992.240.36 a-b

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

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

Object | Accession Number: 1992.240.37

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

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

Object | Accession Number: 1992.240.38

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

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

Object | Accession Number: 1992.240.39

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

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

Object | Accession Number: 1992.240.40

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

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

Object | Accession Number: 1992.240.41

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

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

Object | Accession Number: 1992.240.42

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

Elbow pipe fitting placed on a workbench used to conceal a Jewish family’s hiding place

Object | Accession Number: 1992.240.44

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

Piece of scrap linoleum placed on a workbench used to conceal a Jewish family’s hiding place

Object | Accession Number: 1992.240.47

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

Piece of scrap linoleum placed on a workbench used to conceal a Jewish family’s hiding place

Object | Accession Number: 1992.240.48

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

Transformer core lamination placed on a workbench used to conceal a Jewish family’s hiding place

Object | Accession Number: 1992.240.49

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

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

Object | Accession Number: 1992.240.50

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

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

Object | Accession Number: 1992.240.51

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

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

Object | Accession Number: 1992.240.52

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

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

Object | Accession Number: 1992.240.53

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

Machine inspection cover placed on a workbench used to conceal a Jewish family’s hiding place

Object | Accession Number: 1992.240.54

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

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

Object | Accession Number: 1992.240.55

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

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

Object | Accession Number: 1992.240.56

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

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

Object | Accession Number: 1992.240.57

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

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

Object | Accession Number: 1992.240.58

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