Oral history interview with Helen Gawara
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- Helen Gawara
- Anita Hecht
3 sound cassettes : analog.
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- United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of the family of Adam and Helen Gawara
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Also in Adam and Helen Gawara collection
Collection of certificates, correspondence and photographs documenting the experiences of Holocaust survivors Adam Gawara and Helen Hercberg Gawara along with their friends and family in the years following their liberation. Primarily comprised of materials from the Loheide, Feldafing and Bergen Belsen displaced persons camps as well as correspondence regarding their applications for compensation of victims of National Socialism; dates 1945-1954; in German and English. 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. Oral history interviews with Adam and Helen Gawaral; conducted by Anita Hecht on March 4, 1998 in Madison, WI; in English
Photographs (13), birth and marriage certificates, and restitution postcards documenting Adam and Helen Gawara from Poland. Post-war photographs depict Adam and Helen and their friends in displaced persons camps, including Bergen Belsen and Feldafing (1946-1947). The collection also includes a Polish birth certificate reissued in 1949 for Helen; an identification card for Helen issued by the Central Jewish Committee at Bergen Belsen, June 1945; copies of Adam’s and Helen’s 1949 marriage certificate; and postcards from the restitution office in Hannover, Germany, sent to the Gawaras in 1954 and noting the registration of their restitution claims.