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A note written by Jonas Tenenbaum in the Warsaw ghetto that accompanied a returned food package.

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    A note written by Jonas Tenenbaum in the Warsaw ghetto that accompanied a returned food package.
    A note written by Jonas Tenenbaum in the Warsaw ghetto that accompanied a returned food package.  

In the note he explains that he is unable to accept this package because it contains non-Kosher food.

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    A note written by Jonas Tenenbaum in the Warsaw ghetto that accompanied a returned food package.

    In the note he explains that he is unable to accept this package because it contains non-Kosher food.
    Date
    1940 December 26
    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
    Source Record ID: Collections: 1997.A.158

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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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