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Passport photograph of Genia Asz.

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    Passport photograph of Genia Asz.
    Passport photograph of Genia Asz.


    Passport photograph of Genia Asz.
    Circa 1940
    Warsaw, Poland
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    Photo Credit
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Eugenia Tabaczynska Shrut

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    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
    Copyright: United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
    Provenance: Eugenia Tabaczynska Shrut
    Source Record ID: Collections: 1999.312.1

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    Marek Asz was was the son of Itta Gella and Jakub Asz, and the nephew of Sholem Asch. He was born in Warsaw in 1914. Marek had two sisters, Genia and Roma, and a brother, Adam. At the outbreak of World War II, Marek's father was in London. Marek, Roma, Adam and Ittla slipped out of Poland in an ambulance in February 1940, after having bribed a German official. Another bribe yielded transit visas for the family from the Greek consulate in Warsaw. From Greece, the Asz' made their way to Italy. Itta then proceeded on to her husband in London, while the others travelled to Lisbon via Tangiers. In June 1941 they sailed to America, where their parents joined them at the end of the war. However, Genia (who was already married) was not able to leave Poland with her mother and siblings, because her husband did not have a passport. The couple perished in the Warsaw ghetto. Marek Asz married Gina Tabaczynska in 1948. Gina's second marriage was to Marek's former brother-in-law, Jerzy Szrut (Shrut).
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