David Grabin papers
Images, memoir, and newspaper clippings of David Grabin, a Holocaust survivor imprisoned at several camps during World War II, including Buchenwald, Kaiserwald, and Theresienstadt. Images include negatives, slides, photocopies, and digital images of family photographs Grabin carried throughout the war. Grabin's memoir details his experience as he was separated from his family and moved from camp to camp, ending at Theresienstadt.
- Grabin, David, 1919-2004 (Person)
Language of Material
Materials in English and Hebrew
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Biographical and Historical Note
David Grabin (1919-2004) was born in Ślesin, Poland, where he lived his parents, two brothers, a sister and brother-in-law, and their two children. Germany invaded Ślesin in September 1939, and in July 1940, his entire family was deported and eventually imprisoned in the Łódź ghetto. Grabin was separated from his family and forced to work at multiple camps throughout Eastern Europe and Germany, including Kaiserwald and Buchenwald. The last camp he was sent to was Theresienstadt, which was liberated by the Russians less than two weeks after his arrival. After being liberated, Grabin returned to Ślesin and was reunited with his oldest brother in 1945. None of his other family members survived.
0.25 linear feet (6 folders)
Images, memoir, and newspaper clippings of David Grabin, a Holocaust survivor imprisoned at several camps during World War II. Images include negatives, slides, photocopies, and digital images of family photographs Grabin carried throughout the war. Grabin's memoir details his experience as he was separated from his family and moved from camp to camp, ending at Theresienstadt.
Materials are described at the folder level.
Materials donated in 2000 by David Grabin.
Processed by Rebecca McClure, February 2011.
- Grabin, David, 1919-2004
- Holocaust survivors
- Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
- Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) -- Poland -- Personal narratives
- Theresienstadt (Concentration camp)
- World War, 1939-1945 -- Atrocities
- World War, 1939-1945 -- Concentration camps -- Germany
- World War, 1939-1945 -- Concentration camps -- Latvia
- World War, 1939-1945 -- Concentration camps -- Poland
- black-and-white negatives
- black-and-white slides
- clippings (information artifacts)
- digital images
- facsimiles (reproductions)
- Ślesin (Konin, Poland)
- Inventory of the David Grabin Papers, 1930-1999
- Processed by: Rebecca McClure; machine-readable finding aid created by: Rebecca McClure
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- Funding from the Council on Library and Information Resources supported the processing of this collection and encoding of the finding aid.