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Members of Kibbutz Hatikvah in the Hofgeismar DP camp.

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    Members of Kibbutz Hatikvah in the Hofgeismar DP camp.
    Members of Kibbutz Hatikvah in the Hofgeismar DP camp.


    Members of Kibbutz Hatikvah in the Hofgeismar DP camp.
    1947 February 14
    Hofgeismar, [Kassel] Germany
    Photo Credit
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Marilyn Gurtman-Oppenheimer

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    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
    Copyright: United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
    Provenance: Marilyn Gurtman-Oppenheimer
    Source Record ID: Collections: 1999.287.1

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    Marilyn Gurtman-Oppenheimer is the daughter of Berish Gurtman and Paula Hammer Gurtman. Berish was born in Chorostkow, Poland in 1905 and moved to Lvov as a young adult. At the start of World War II, he joined the Soviet Army leaving behind a wife and infant son who subsequently perished. He and his brother Moshe were the only immediate survivors of his family. Paula was born in 1918 in Stryj, Poland. In 1941 at the age of 23 she fled east and wandered through central Asia for the next five years. She and a distant cousin are the only known survivors of her family. She left the Soviet Union after the war and came to Kibbutz Hatikvah in Hofgeismar, Germany in August 1946. There she met Berish Gurtman. They married in November 1946 and left for Bad Gastein after Berish discovered that his brother was living there. They arrived a day before his brother and his wife left for the United States. Berish and Paula lived in Bad Gastein until November 1947 and then stayed in an unoccupied military camp before immigrating to the United States in August 1949.
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