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Adam and Helen Gawara papers

Document | Accession Number: 2014.208.1

Photographs (13), birth and marriage certificates, and postcards relating to compensation claims, of Adam (Abram) and Helen (Chela) Gawara. Includes post-war photographs of the Gawaras and friends, in displaced persons camps, including Bergen Belsen and Feldafing (1946-1947), a Polish birth certificate reissued in 1949 for Chela Hercberg (Gawara), an indentification card for Hercberg issued by the Central Jewish Committee at Bergen Belsen, June 1945; copies of the wedding certificate issued in Lohheide (Celle) for Abram (Adam) Gawara and Chela Hercberg, 1949; and postcards from the restitution office in Hannover, Germany, sent to the Gawaras in 1954 and noting the registration of their restitution claims. Adam Gawara was persecuted as a Pole. He met Helen Hercberg while in the displaced persons camp, and they were married after he converted to Judaism.

Date
1945-1954  (inclusive)
Language
German
Polish
Extent
1 folder
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of the family of Adam and Helen Gawara
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Record last modified: 2017-06-05 15:24:25
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