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David Grabin papers

 Collection
Identifier: Mss 1065-008

Collection Overview

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.

Dates

  • 1930-1999

Creator

Language of Material

Materials in English and Hebrew

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.

Copyright Notice

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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.

Extent

0.25 linear feet (6 folders)

Abstract

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.

Collection Arrangement

Materials are described at the folder level.

Acquisitions Information

Materials donated in 2000 by David Grabin.

Processing Information

Processed by Rebecca McClure, February 2011.

Creator

Source

Title
Inventory of the David Grabin Papers, 1930-1999
Status
Completed
Author
Processed by: Rebecca McClure; machine-readable finding aid created by: Rebecca McClure
Date
2011
Description rules
DACS
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Sponsor
Funding from the Council on Library and Information Resources supported the processing of this collection and encoding of the finding aid.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

Contact:
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