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Estera Tenenbaum (left) walks along the streets of Warsaw with her sister, Nechama, and her niece.

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    Estera Tenenbaum (left) walks along the streets of Warsaw with her sister, Nechama, and her niece.
    Estera Tenenbaum (left) walks along the streets of Warsaw with her sister, Nechama, and her niece.  

This picture was taken on the eve of Estera's departure for the United States.

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    Estera Tenenbaum (left) walks along the streets of Warsaw with her sister, Nechama, and her niece.

    This picture was taken on the eve of Estera's departure for the United States.
    Date
    June 1936
    Locale
    Warsaw, Poland
    Variant Locale
    Warszawa
    Varshava
    Warschau
    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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