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Portrait of the Tenenbaum family taken on the eve of Estera's departure for the United States.

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    Portrait of the Tenenbaum family taken on the eve of Estera's departure for the United States.
    Portrait of the Tenenbaum family taken on the eve of Estera's departure for the United States.

Pictured in the back row from left to right are: Estera Tenenbaum, Fajgl (Warszawska) Tenenbaum and her husband, Pinchas Tenenbaum.  In front are Fajgl and Pinchas' three children.

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    Portrait of the Tenenbaum family taken on the eve of Estera's departure for the United States.

    Pictured in the back row from left to right are: Estera Tenenbaum, Fajgl (Warszawska) Tenenbaum and her husband, Pinchas Tenenbaum. In front are Fajgl and Pinchas' three children.
    Date
    1936 September 19
    Locale
    Zdunska Wola, [Lodz] Poland
    Variant Locale
    Zdunskaya Volya
    Photo Credit
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Esther Tenenbaum Sonheim

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    Photo Source
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
    Copyright: United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
    Provenance: Esther Tenenbaum Sonheim

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    Biography
    Esther Sonheim (born Estera Tenenbaum) is the daughter of Anka Leah (Manczyk) and Jonas Tenenbaum. She was born January 27, 1921, in Warsaw, where her father owned a grocery business. Estera had five siblings: Pinchas Mendel (b. 1910), Nechama (b. 1917), Srulik (b. 1919), Fajwel (b. 1925) and Szmuel (b. 1917). In 1936, following a visit by her Aunt Sara Keller from Chicago, the family decided to send Estera to live with her relatives in the United States. Estera traveled to Le Havre, France, in the fall of that year, and from there, sailed to New York, arriving at the end of October. Estera and her American relatives tried in vain to get the Tenebaum family out of Poland. During the war Estera sent numerous food packages to her brother Pinchas in Zdunska Wola and to her parents in the Warsaw ghetto. In 1942, however, all the members of her family were deported and killed in Treblinka.
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