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    Consists of original correspondence, education documents, identity documents, memoir material, photographs, and photographic negatives documenting the pre-war, wartime, and post-war lives of the family of Dr. Ignacy (Igor) and Erika Schoenbaum Mann.
    inclusive:  1893-2007
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    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Maya Kenny Mann
    Collection Creator
    Maya Kenny Mann
    Maya Kenny Mann was born on May 1, 1946 in Kenya to Igor Mann, (also known as Ignacy Mandel, b. August 17, 1907 in Przemyśl, Poland) and Erika Schoenbaum (b. August 23, 1917 in Vienna, Austria). Igor and Erika had three children: Rhodia (b. 1942), Maya (b. 1946), and Oscar (b. 1949). The couple met and married in Vienna, where Igor studied veterinary medicine. In 1939, one of his important clients in Austria alerted the Manns and told them to leave the country. The couple moved to Istanbu,l hoping to immigrate to Brazil, but when this did not work, they went to Palestine and lived in a refugee camp for a year. Igor obtained a job in Rhodesia, and the couple moved there, living in a refugee camp until Igor got a new job in a meat packing company producing spam for the British Army. Igor bought a cattle farm near Nairobi and became quite wealthy. He became very prominent within the Kenyan community and the couple remained there for the rest of their lives.

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    German English
    1 box

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    Maya Kenny Mann donated her family's collection to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 2015.
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