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A document certifying that Mendel Rozenblit has completed the required period of quarantine for typhus at the Dachau concentration camp and may now be released for repatriation. The release was signed by William A. Smiley, camp surgeon.

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    A document certifying that Mendel Rozenblit has completed the required period of quarantine for typhus at the Dachau concentration camp and may now be released for repatriation. The release was signed by William A. Smiley, camp surgeon.
    A document certifying that Mendel Rozenblit has completed the required period of quarantine for typhus at the Dachau concentration camp and may now be released for repatriation.  The release was signed by William A. Smiley, camp surgeon.

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    A document certifying that Mendel Rozenblit has completed the required period of quarantine for typhus at the Dachau concentration camp and may now be released for repatriation. The release was signed by William A. Smiley, camp surgeon.
    Date
    1945 September 07
    Locale
    Dachau, [Bavaria] Germany
    Photo Credit
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Marsha Rozenblit

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    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
    Copyright: United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
    Provenance: Marsha Rozenblit

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    Mendel Rozenblit (the donor's father) was born in Lukow, Poland on November 13, 1907. He was the son of Abram Icek and Masza (Markusfeld) Rozenblit, who owned a general store in the town. Mendel had five siblings: Nehama, Shia, Simcha, Haim Yaakov, and Meir. In 1929 Mendel married and moved to Wolomin near Warsaw. The following year, his wife gave birth to a son Avraham. Soon after, however, Mira died, and Mendel married her sister Perele. A second child, Tova, was born to him in 1934. During the Nazi occupation Mendel lived in the Wolomin ghetto until it was liquidated and he was deported to Auschwitz. He spent eighteen months in the concentration camp before his evacuation in January 1945 on one of the death marches to Germany. The remaining months of the war were spent in Dachau, where he was liberated by American troops in April 1945. With the exception of his father who died in 1919, and his brother Haim, who died in Palestine in 1943, Mendel's entire family was killed by the Nazis. During the first two years after the liberation, Mendel lived independently in an apartment in Munich. Though he was urged by relatives to settle in Palestine and he explored the possibility of emigrating to Australia, Mendel opted to go to the U.S. when his visa was granted. He sailed aboard the Marine Flasher from Bremerhaven on November 27, 1947.
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