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Holocaust

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Summary Information
Administrative Information
Collection Inventory
Series I: General
Series II: Survivors
Series III: Commemorations
Series IV: Education
Series V: Poland
Series VI: Exhibits
Series VII: Exhibits
Series VIII: Scrapbooks
Series IX: Oversize
Series X: Double Oversize
Photo Series I: Holocaust Photographs
Photo Series II: Europe and Holocaust Photographs
Holocaust Artifacts

Summary Information

Repository
Jewish Historical Society of Greater Hartford
Title
Holocaust
ID
0008.003.004a
Date [inclusive]
1937-2008
Extent
12.0 Linear feet
Language
English
Biographical/Historical
Biographical/Historical note George served in the Hungarian army against the Russians from 1941-1944 when he was aided by Wallenberg with papers protecting him by order of the Swedish government He managed to stay out of German labor camps by gaining sanctuary from the Swedish. He was personally saved by Wallenberg.
Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents note The Holocaust collection consists of personal testimonies, newspaper clippings, pamphlets, and photographs. Most of the material focuses on the experiences of survivors and witnesses who settled in the Greater Hartford area. Some material is related to national and international Holocaust studies and commemorations. The most significant portion of the collection consists of audio and videotaped interviews of local Holocaust survivors.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information
Jewish Historical Society of Greater Hartford

333 Bloomfield Avenue
West Hartford, CT, 06117
860-727-6171
ekafer@jewishhartford.org

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Collection Inventory

Series I: General
General/ "An Orange Winter: The Beginning of the Holocaust as Seen Through the Eyes of a Child" by Margaret A. McQuillan
General/Art and music/Karas, Joza, research on music composed in Terezin
General/Bingham, Hiram
General/Catholic Church
General/ Commemorations
General/Connecticut
General/Contemporary Accounts/Articles & Manuscripts
General/ Demonstrations & Protests
General/Denial
General/Denmark
General/Film and Performing Arts
General/Frank, Anne
General/Genocide, other occurances
General/Hitler
General/Hitler’s Black Record: The Documented Story of Nazi Atrocities Against the Jews issued by the American Jewish Congress, 1943 March 1
General/ Horrors of Auschwitz, notes of an artist [Kwiaty Oswiecimia by Zinowij Tolkaczew]
General/Literature and Fiction
General/Maps of Nazi aggression, 1945
General/Mengele, Joseph investigation, 1980s
General/Miscellaneous
General/Nazi War Criminals
General/Published manuscripts
General/Reparations and Compensation
General/Research Papers
General/Righteous Gentiles
General/S.S. St. Louis
General/Tzichor, Memory Books, The Tzebinia Kehilla,
General/ "Vanished World: A Tribute to Roman Vishniac"
General/Wallenberg, Raoul
General/Yanuck, Michael, "Waxing Philosophical"

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Series II: Survivors
Survivors/International/Hacker, Bronia, cousin of Bernard L. Bloom
Survivors/National/Miscellaneous
Survivors/National/Reunions
Survivors/National/Second Generation
Survivors/National/Spielberg oral history project
Survivors/National/Virginia
Survivors/National/Wisconsin
Survivors/National/Yale oral history project
Survivors/Connecticut/General
Survivors/Connecticut/Adler, Martin
Survivors/Connecticut/Avigdor, Isaac
Survivors/Connecticut/Baer, Inge
Survivors/Connecticut/Binford, Mira Reym
Survivors/Connecticut/Chameides, Leon
Survivors/Connecticut/Chase, David T. and Tec, Nechama
Survivors/Connecticut/Child survivors and hidden children
Survivors/Connecticut/Clemens, Ruth (Klemens)
Survivors/Connecticut/Davis, Albert
Survivors/Connecticut/Displaced persons
Survivors/Connecticut/Eichenwald, Jeanette
Survivors/Connecticut/Engel, Chaim and Wynberg, Selma
Survivors/Connecticut/Faust, Trudy
Survivors/Connecticut/Fiss, Harry
Survivors/Connecticut/Frankfurter, George
Survivors/Connecticut/Fritz, Renee Schwalb
Survivors/Connecticut/Frydman, Jack
Survivors/Connecticut/Goldsher, Issac
Survivors/Connecticut/Gutman, Nathan
Survivors/Connecticut/Hershfield, Lotte
Survivors/Connecticut/Hirth, Ann
Survivors/Connecticut/Homar, Abraham
Survivors/Connecticut/Israel, Beatrice Theisebach
Survivors/Connecticut/Jacobs, Fred and Regina
Survivors/Connecticut/Kadden (Katten) family, article by granddaughter Shira Springer
Survivors/Connecticut/Karliner, Walter and Wallerstein, Jules -- SS St. Louis
Survivors/Connecticut/Kirchheimer, Julius
Survivors/Connecticut/Klemens, Ruth
Survivors/Connecticut/Konover, Simon
Survivors/Connecticut/Kopman, Helen
Survivors/Connecticut/Korduner. Saul
Survivors/Connecticut/Korzenick, Joseph
Survivors/Connecticut/Kubran, Jack and Lea
Survivors/Connecticut/Lazowski, Phillip and Ruth
Survivors/Connecticut/Leifer, Mania
Survivors/Connecticut/Lerman, Miles and Chris
Survivors/Connecticut/Levy, Henry
Survivors/Connecticut/Libitsky, Eva and Martin
Survivors/Connecticut/Lindauer, Walter
Survivors/Connecticut/Lubka, Sam
Survivors/Connecticut/Luftglas, Roman
Scope and Contents
Roman Luftglas was born in 1925 in Poland. A Holocaust survivor, Roman later worked in Germany at the American Joint Distribution Committee and showed movies to fellow survivors at DP camps. An American man named Dr. Haber gave Roman the opportunity he had been unable to fulfill: going to America. On a trip to Munich to clean his camera equipment, Mr. Luftglas learned that Dr. Haber had found a sponsor for him, the Jewish Committee of Columbia, SC, to come and live in the United States. Before leaving for the U.S., Roman spent time mastering trade skills such as welding and auto-mechanics in attempts to learn a skill that may be useful when he arrived in the States. Three months later on a Saturday in 1950, Roman arrived by ship to Columbia, South Carolina. Roman began to work immediately and held a series of jobs that required his technical and mechanical skills. After applying for citizenship, Roman was drafted into the United States Army at the age of 25 and was sent to Fort Jackson, South Carolina to begin basic training. Roman was then sent to Louisiana and was trained to be a CW operator which he mastered, though it was very difficult. Part of the 45th Infantry, also named Thunderbird, Roman was shipped out to Japan and two weeks later arrived in Korea to replace the 40th Division that had been wiped out. Roman spent many hours in a watch tower looking over both sides of the war and took action when necessary. The time that Roman spent in the Korean War was well served and he took many steps to insure his security and survival during the war. He used his skills that he already acquired to better serve his fellow soldiers and himself. He cut hair and showed movies in order to stay safe from patrol duty in the mountains of Korea. He was sent back to the United States and released from the Army at age 27, and moved to Hartford, CT where he met his wife, Goldie. Roman opened a camera shop in West Hartford that he has owned for 40 years. Recently, the Holocaust Museum in Washington, D.C. has donated $10,000 in Roman's name for all that he has accomplished. Throughout his experiences he learned how to be an American by interacting with other soldiers and greatly values what he learned in the Army today. Roman learned to do everything to the best of his ability in order to be proud of himself and his accomplishments. He used the skills he had mastered to create a life that he is very proud of.
Dates
1988/1996
Location Note
Newspaper clippings
Survivors/Connecticut/Melcher, Helene
Survivors/Connecticut/Meriden, David
Survivors/Connecticut/Merin, Leonard
Survivors/Connecticut/Nachtigal, Samuel
Survivors/Connecticut/Ostfeld, Bernard
Survivors/Connecticut/Patron, Rachel
Survivors/Connecticut/Post, Florence
Survivors/Connecticut/Ressler, Molly
Survivors/Connecticut/Rothenberg, Lottie
Survivors/Connecticut/Rubel, Lore and Neuhaus, Rose
Survivors/Connecticut/Scheer, Bernard
Survivors/Connecticut/Schiller, Martin
Survivors/Connecticut/Schindelman, Sylvia
Survivors/Connecticut/Schwartz, Bernard
Survivors/Connecticut/Schwartz, Lori
Survivors/Connecticut/Second Generation/Charov, Helen, article about her mother Tatayana Artemyeff
Survivors/Connecticut/Second Generation/General
Survivors/Connecticut/Second Generation/Kassow, Samuel
Survivors/Connecticut/Second Generation/Ross, Libby Antarsh
Survivors/Connecticut/Shainfarber, George
Survivors/Connecticut/Sheiman, Ilse
Survivors/Connecticut/Shenkman, Herbert
Survivors/Connecticut/Silberman, Leo L.
Survivors/Connecticut/Silverton, Leo
Survivors/Connecticut/Sluis, Henry
Survivors/Connecticut/Soumerai, Eve
Survivors/Connecticut/Springer, Irene
Survivors/Connecticut/Sprung. Ita
Survivors/Connecticut/Sprung, Leon
Survivors/Connecticut/Stargardter, Hans
Survivors/Connecticut/Strauss, Herbert and Lotte
Survivors/Connecticut/Vogel, Jack
Survivors/Connecticut/Weilheimer, Richard
Survivors/Connecticut/Weis, Magda
Survivors/Connecticut/JHSGH Oral History Project
Survivors/ Klein, Gerda Weissmann

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Series III: Commemorations
Commemorations/Connecticut/Mandala Project, West Hartford
Commemorations/ Connecticut /March of the Living/Kafer, Jared
Commemorations/Connecticut/Memos, flyers, programs, 1960s
Commemorations/Connecticut/Memos, flyers, programs, 1970s
Commemorations/Connecticut/Memos, flyers, programs, 1980s
Commemorations/Connecticut/Memos, flyers, programs, 1990s
Commemorations/Connecticut/Memos, flyers, programs, 2000s
Commemorations/Connecticut/Newspaper clippings, 1940s
Commemorations/Connecticut/Newspaper clippings, 1950s
Commemorations/Connecticut/Newspaper clippings, 1970s
Commemorations/Connecticut/Newspaper clippings, 1980s
Commemorations/Connecticut/Newspaper clippings, 1990s
Commemorations/Connecticut/Newspaper clippings, 2000s
Commemorations/Connecticut/Weinberg, Elbert sculpture on ground of JCCGH
Commemorations/Connecticut/West Hartford/Proclamation by Mayor Kevin Sullivan, April 1985
Commemorations/Connecticut/Yom Shoah Commemoration
Commemorations/General/European
Commemorations/General/March of the Living, 1988
Commemorations/General/March of the Living, 2008
Commemorations/National

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Series IV: Education
Education/Connecticut/Colleges and Libraries
Education/Connecticut/Miscellaneous
Education/Connecticut/Museums and Libraries
Education/Connecticut/Museums and libraries/JHSGH Holocaust room
Education/Connecticut/Newspaper clippings
Education/Connecticut/Teaching for a Better World, resource book
Education/Connecticut/Voices of Hope
Education/International/Israel Information Center/package of educational materials
Education/International/Museums and Libraries/Miscellaneous
Education/National/Florida/Middle School Curriculum
Education/National/Florida/The Holocaust Memorial Resource and Education Center of Central Florida
Education/National/Museums and libraries/Miscellaneous Material
Education/National/Museums and libraries/Texas
Education/National/Museums and Libraries/Washington DC/National Holocaust Museum
Education/National/National/President’s Commission on the Holocaust, 1979
Education/National/Publications/"Looking Back: The Holocaust in Words and Pictures" booklet
Education/National/Publications/miscellaneous advertisements

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Series V: Poland
Poland/Children/Booklet: The World Remembers Those Children
"Zwei Mark", money used in Ghetto
Poland/Miscellaneous
Poland/Warsaw Ghetto Uprising/Miscellaneous published materials and newspaper clippings
Poland/Warsaw Ghetto/Yosell Rackover's "Yossel Rackover's Appeal to God"
Witnesses/Connecticut/Chapman, William
Witnesses/Connecticut/Hayes, John F.
Witnesses/Connecticut/Matlock, Carl

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Series VI: Exhibits
Anne Frank and the World exhibit

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Series VII: Exhibits
Anne Frank and the World exhibit and the Holocaust Memorial Room

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Series VIII: Scrapbooks
Scrapbook containing newspaper clippings about various Holocaust observances, 1980s.

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Series IX: Oversize
Miscellaneous oversize documents related to the Holocaust

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Series X: Double Oversize
Educational posters from Yad Vashem exhibit related to the Holocaust and Nuremberg trials.

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Photo Series I: Holocaust Photographs
Commemorations & Memorials
General/contemporary scenes, 1940s
General/File photographs of Anne Frank
General/Jewish Museum/file photographs of Nazi era
Survivors/Connecticut/Weiss, Mr. and Mrs. Nandor, photocopies
Survivors/Connecticut/Weiner, Ruth Frosh (kindertransport, Gibber student)
Mandala Project/West Hartford, 1976

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Photo Series II: Europe and Holocaust Photographs
Europe and Holocaust/Antepolye, Grodno, 1929 by David Sherry, originals and negatives
Europe and Holocaust/Antepolye, Grodno, 1929 by David Sherry, 4 folders
Europe and Holocaust/Funeral in Russia, 1905
Europe and Holocaust/Gravestone of Esther Einstein, Poland, c. 1928
Europe and Holocaust/Musicians, quartet and choral groups, 1930s
Europe and Holocaust/Netherlands, World War II, children's class, children wearing Star of David, includes Ruth Fishman
Europe and Holocaust/Poland, Market Place
Europe and Holocaust/Poland, Wolkowitz in 1920s
Europe and Holocaust/Russia, soldiers, 1913
Europe and Holocaust/Sephardic Jewry
Europe and Holocaust/Shul in Poland
Europe and Holocaust/Shul at Volpa, Russia
Europe and Holocaust/Spiro/Shapiro family, Czechoslovakia, 1930s-1940s

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Holocaust Artifacts
German Security of State medal
German Sports medal
German Insignia patch worn by railroad worker

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