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Dr. Joseph Jaksy poses on a hillside in Bratislava with members of the Suran family, whom he rescued during WWII.

Photograph | Photograph Number: 89117

Dr. Joseph Jaksy poses on a hillside in Bratislava with members of the Suran family, whom he rescued during WWII.

Pictured with Dr. Jaksy from left to right are Valeria, Lydia and Mrs. Suran.

The Surans were among the 25 Jews rescued by Dr. Joseph Jaksy during WWII. Jaksy engineered the fictitious purchase of the Suran's home in Bratislava; he provided false papers that allowed the Suran children to escape to South America; he registered the elder Surans as his own Slovak domestics; and, after a Gestapo search of the house, he provided Mrs. Suran with false papers and drove her to safety.

Date
Circa 1945 - 1948
Photo Credit
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Amira Kohn-Trattner
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Record last modified: 2004-04-09 00:00:00
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