Blue and silver HIAS badge acquired by a Polish Jewish refugee
after 1947-before 1950 December
- Object Type
Buttons (information artifacts) (aat)
- Credit Line
- United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Zina Hendel Wexler DiLorenzo
HIAS pin acquired by Pinchas Hendel when he left for the US after the war with the aid of the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society. On September 14, 1939, German troops occupied Hrubieszow, Poland, where Pinchas lived, along with his parents Aron and Rachel, his brother Izak, and his sister Keile Taube, with her husband and children. The Germans handed it over to Soviet forces on September 17 to comply with the German-Soviet Pact in which they divided Poland. The Germans reoccupied Hrubieszow on October 3 when the partition line was changed to the Bug River. As the Soviets retreated, many residents, especially young Jewish men, fled eastward to Soviet occupied territory. Pinchas went to Wlodzimierz Wolynski in eastern Poland. He remained in Soviet occupied territory for the duration of the war. After the war ended in May 1945, Pinchas lived in several displaced persons camps in Germany. He married Christina Knies in September 1949 and they left for the US in 1950. Most of Pinchas’s family was killed during the Holocaust.
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Also in Paul Hendel collection
The collection consists of a pin, documents and photographs relating to the experiences of Pinchas Hendel and his family before the Holocaust in Hrubieszow, Poland, and after the Holocaust in Germany.
Date: approximately 1928-1950
Photographs and correspondence relating to the Hendel family in Hrubieszów, Poland. Pinchas Paul Hendel (donor's paternal uncle) survived in the USSR. His parents, Moshe Aron and Shoshe Rachel, and brother Izak were murdered in Hrubieszów during the Holocaust. Also includes an X-ray of Pinchas Paul from displaced persons camp.