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Collection
Montreal Holocaust Museum
Description Level
Item
Material Format
object
Physical Description
Doll : Ht: 13 in. x W: 7 in.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
  2 images  
Collection
Montreal Holocaust Museum
Description Level
Item
Material Format
object
Physical Description
Doll : Ht: 13 in. x W: 7 in.
Other Title Information
Toy
Date
1940-1943
Physical Condition
Good
Notes
Baby doll with articulated limbs attached to the body by elastic thread. Details for hair are carved on the head. Eyes are painted in blue and white, mouth is painted pink. Nose is missing a piece. Red paint or nail polish on the nails and lips. Narrative: Thea Borczuk (now Slawner) is the daughter of Leon Borczuk (b. 1906-02-22) and Anna Blimbaum Borczuk (b. 1910-11-16). Thea was born on May 7, 1939 in Warsaw, Poland. Leon worked as a foreman in a shoe factory in Gdansk, and Anna was employed as a bookkeeper. Thea entered the Warsaw ghetto as an infant. This doll was her only toy and most precious possession while living in the ghetto. The doll had been found by Thea’s father in an abandonned apartment in their building. The Borczuk family remained in the ghetto until the ghetto's liquidation in 1943. A few days before the ghetto uprising, Anna left with her labor detail but did not return in the evening. The following day, another woman brought Thea with her to work. After leaving the ghetto, Thea found her mother, who had assumed a new Christian identity. Thea spent the rest of the war with her mother in Lublin under the false names of Antonia and Teresa Kwasniewska. Leon, who had remained in the ghetto, was sent on a deportation train to Treblinka. He managed, however, to jump from the train. He survived the war hidden in the woods and later in an underground bunker. Leon and Anna were able to maintain intermittent contact by writing to one other at a prearranged address. Thea was liberated in Lublin at the age of five and a half. She and Anna returned to Warsaw following Liberation and reunited with Leon. Thea could only recognize her father by his moustache. Thea started school in Warsaw before leaving with her parents for France. In 1950, the family sailed from Le Havre, France to Canada and settled in Montreal. Though Thea and her parents survived, her grandparents, Abram Blimbaum and Brandla Fajerstejn Blimbaum were both killed in Treblinka. In Montreal, Thea’s own children played with the doll and painted its nails and lips with red nail polish.
Accession No.
2011X.81.01
Name Access
Borczuk Slawner, Thea
Places
Warsaw, Poland, Europe
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Montreal Holocaust Museum
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Identification card

https://www.cjhn.ca/en/permalink/cjhn90290
Collection
Montreal Holocaust Museum
Description Level
Item
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
Identification card : Paper : Printed, Handwritten, Stapled : Ink : beige, black, purple, green ; Ht: 10,5 cm x W: 7,4 cm
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
  2 images  
Collection
Montreal Holocaust Museum
Description Level
Item
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
Identification card : Paper : Printed, Handwritten, Stapled : Ink : beige, black, purple, green ; Ht: 10,5 cm x W: 7,4 cm
Other Title Information
Documentary Artifact
Date
1947-1948
Physical Condition
Good
Language
Polish
Notes
Rectangular card with a b&w photo of a young girl on the front, t.l. The photo is attached to the card with three staples and has faint traces of a stamp on it. The name of the child is written front, center. Text on the back identifies the year and the child's date of birth. This is the donor's school ID card. Narrative: Thea Borczuk (now Slawner) is the daughter of Leon Borczuk (b. 1906-02-22) and Anna Blimbaum Borczuk (b. 1910-11-16). Thea was born on May 7, 1939 in Warsaw, Poland. Leon worked as a foreman in a shoe factory in Gdansk, and Anna was employed as a bookkeeper. Thea entered the Warsaw ghetto as an infant. The Borczuk family remained in the ghetto until the ghetto's liquidation in 1943. A few days before the ghetto uprising, Anna left with her labor detail but did not return in the evening. The following day, another woman brought Thea with her to work. After leaving the ghetto, Thea found her mother, who had assumed a new Christian identity. Thea spent the rest of the war with her mother in Lublin under the false names of Antonia and Teresa Kwasniewska. Leon, who had remained in the ghetto, was sent on a deportation train to Treblinka. He managed, however, to jump from the train. He survived the war hidden in the woods and later in an underground bunker. Leon and Anna were able to maintain intermittent contact by writing to one other at a prearranged address. Thea was liberated in Lublin at the age of five and a half. She and Anna returned to Warsaw following Liberation and reunited with Leon. Thea started school in Warsaw before leaving with her parents for France. In 1950, the family sailed from Le Havre, France to Canada and settled in Montreal. Though Thea and her parents survived, her grandparents, Abram Blimbaum and Brandla Fajerstejn Blimbaum were both killed in Treblinka.
Accession No.
2011X.81.02
Name Access
Borczuk Slawner, Thea
Places
Warsaw, Poland, Europe
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Montreal Holocaust Museum
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Report card

https://www.cjhn.ca/en/permalink/cjhn59608
Collection
Montreal Holocaust Museum
Description Level
Item
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
Report card : paper : Printed, handwritten : ink : Beige, black, grey, pink ; Ht: 20 cm x W: 14,5 cm
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
  1 image  
Collection
Montreal Holocaust Museum
Description Level
Item
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
Report card : paper : Printed, handwritten : ink : Beige, black, grey, pink ; Ht: 20 cm x W: 14,5 cm
Other Title Information
Documentary Artifact
Date
June 15, 1946
Physical Condition
Good
Language
Polish
Notes
Stamp from the school. Signature of the teacher and the principal. This school certificate is the final school report 1946 (1945/46) of Thea Borczuk (donor). It showed that she passed a class in the private school Powszechna (H. Rzeszotarskicj). Narrative: Thea Borczuk (now Slawner) is the daughter of Leon Borczuk (b. 1906-02-22) and Anna Blimbaum Borczuk (b. 1910-11-16). Thea was born on May 7, 1939 in Warsaw, Poland. Leon worked as a foreman in a shoe factory in Gdansk, and Anna was employed as a bookkeeper. Thea entered the Warsaw ghetto as an infant. The Borczuk family remained in the ghetto until the ghetto's liquidation in 1943. A few days before the ghetto uprising, Anna left with her labor detail but did not return in the evening. The following day, another woman brought Thea with her to work. After leaving the ghetto, Thea found her mother, who had assumed a new Christian identity. Thea spent the rest of the war with her mother in Lublin under the false names of Antonia and Teresa Kwasniewska. Leon, who had remained in the ghetto, was sent on a deportation train to Treblinka. He managed, however, to jump from the train. He survived the war hidden in the woods and later in an underground bunker. Leon and Anna were able to maintain intermittent contact by writing to one other at a prearranged address. Thea was liberated in Lublin at the age of five and a half. She and Anna returned to Warsaw following Liberation and reunited with Leon. Thea started school in Warsaw before leaving with her parents for France. In 1950, the family sailed from Le Havre, France to Canada and settled in Montreal. Though Thea and her parents survived, her grandparents, Abram Blimbaum and Brandla Fajerstejn Blimbaum were both killed in Treblinka.
Accession No.
2011X.81.06
Name Access
Borczuk Slawner, Thea
Places
Warsaw, Poland, Europe
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Montreal Holocaust Museum
Images
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Report card

https://www.cjhn.ca/en/permalink/cjhn59609
Collection
Montreal Holocaust Museum
Description Level
Item
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
Report card : paper : Printed, handwritten : ink : Beige, black ; Ht: 29,5 cm x W: 20,5 cm
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
  1 image  
Collection
Montreal Holocaust Museum
Description Level
Item
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
Report card : paper : Printed, handwritten : ink : Beige, black ; Ht: 29,5 cm x W: 20,5 cm
Other Title Information
Documentary Artifact
Date
January 30, 1948
Physical Condition
Good
Notes
Stamp from the school. Signature of the teacher and the principal. This document is a school report from Teresa Borczuk. It showed her marks during the year 1947/1948. Narrative: Thea Borczuk (now Slawner) is the daughter of Leon Borczuk (b. 1906-02-22) and Anna Blimbaum Borczuk (b. 1910-11-16). Thea was born on May 7, 1939 in Warsaw, Poland. Leon worked as a foreman in a shoe factory in Gdansk, and Anna was employed as a bookkeeper. Thea entered the Warsaw ghetto as an infant. The Borczuk family remained in the ghetto until the ghetto's liquidation in 1943. A few days before the ghetto uprising, Anna left with her labor detail but did not return in the evening. The following day, another woman brought Thea with her to work. After leaving the ghetto, Thea found her mother, who had assumed a new Christian identity. Thea spent the rest of the war with her mother in Lublin under the false names of Antonia and Teresa Kwasniewska. Leon, who had remained in the ghetto, was sent on a deportation train to Treblinka. He managed, however, to jump from the train. He survived the war hidden in the woods and later in an underground bunker. Leon and Anna were able to maintain intermittent contact by writing to one other at a prearranged address. Thea was liberated in Lublin at the age of five and a half. She and Anna returned to Warsaw following Liberation and reunited with Leon. Thea started school in Warsaw before leaving with her parents for France. In 1950, the family sailed from Le Havre, France to Canada and settled in Montreal. Though Thea and her parents survived, her grandparents, Abram Blimbaum and Brandla Fajerstejn Blimbaum were both killed in Treblinka.
Accession No.
2011X.81.07
Name Access
Borczuk Slawner, Thea
Places
Warsaw, Poland, Europe
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Montreal Holocaust Museum
Images
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Report card

https://www.cjhn.ca/en/permalink/cjhn59610
Collection
Montreal Holocaust Museum
Description Level
Item
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
Report card : paper : Typed, handwritten : ink : Beige, black ; Ht: 19 cm x W: 15 cm
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
  1 image  
Collection
Montreal Holocaust Museum
Description Level
Item
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
Report card : paper : Typed, handwritten : ink : Beige, black ; Ht: 19 cm x W: 15 cm
Other Title Information
Documentary Artifact
Date
June 28, 1947
Physical Condition
Good
Language
Polish
Notes
Stamp from the school. Signature of the teacher and the principal. This school certificate is the final school report 1947 (school year 1946/47) of Teresa Borczuk (donor). It showed that she passed a class in the private school Powszechna (H. Rzeszotarskicj), Warsaw. Narrative: Thea Borczuk (now Slawner) is the daughter of Leon Borczuk (b. 1906-02-22) and Anna Blimbaum Borczuk (b. 1910-11-16). Thea was born on May 7, 1939 in Warsaw, Poland. Leon worked as a foreman in a shoe factory in Gdansk, and Anna was employed as a bookkeeper. Thea entered the Warsaw ghetto as an infant. The Borczuk family remained in the ghetto until the ghetto's liquidation in 1943. A few days before the ghetto uprising, Anna left with her labor detail but did not return in the evening. The following day, another woman brought Thea with her to work. After leaving the ghetto, Thea found her mother, who had assumed a new Christian identity. Thea spent the rest of the war with her mother in Lublin under the false names of Antonia and Teresa Kwasniewska. Leon, who had remained in the ghetto, was sent on a deportation train to Treblinka. He managed, however, to jump from the train. He survived the war hidden in the woods and later in an underground bunker. Leon and Anna were able to maintain intermittent contact by writing to one other at a prearranged address. Thea was liberated in Lublin at the age of five and a half. She and Anna returned to Warsaw following Liberation and reunited with Leon. Thea started school in Warsaw before leaving with her parents for France. In 1950, the family sailed from Le Havre, France to Canada and settled in Montreal. Though Thea and her parents survived, her grandparents, Abram Blimbaum and Brandla Fajerstejn Blimbaum were both killed in Treblinka.
Accession No.
2011X.81.09
Name Access
Borczuk Slawner, Thea
Places
Warsaw, Poland, Europe
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Montreal Holocaust Museum
Images
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Report card

https://www.cjhn.ca/en/permalink/cjhn59611
Collection
Montreal Holocaust Museum
Description Level
Item
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
Report card : paper : Typed, handwritten : ink : Beige, black, purple ; Ht: 20 cm x W: 14,5 cm
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
  1 image  
Collection
Montreal Holocaust Museum
Description Level
Item
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
Report card : paper : Typed, handwritten : ink : Beige, black, purple ; Ht: 20 cm x W: 14,5 cm
Other Title Information
Documentary Artifact
Date
January 30, 1947
Physical Condition
Good
Language
Polish
Notes
Stamp from the school. Signature of the teacher and the principal. This document is a school report for Teresa Borczuk. It shows her marks during the year 1946/1947 at the private school Powszechna (H. Rzeszotarskicj), Warsaw. Narrative: Teresa (Thea) Borczuk (now Slawner) is the daughter of Leon Borczuk (b. 1906-02-22) and Anna Blimbaum Borczuk (b. 1910-11-16). Thea was born on May 7, 1939 in Warsaw, Poland. Leon worked as a foreman in a shoe factory in Gdansk, and Anna was employed as a bookkeeper. Thea entered the Warsaw ghetto as an infant. The Borczuk family remained in the ghetto until the ghetto's liquidation in 1943. A few days before the ghetto uprising, Anna left with her labor detail but did not return in the evening. The following day, another woman brought Thea with her to work. After leaving the ghetto, Thea found her mother, who had assumed a new Christian identity. Thea spent the rest of the war with her mother in Lublin under the false names of Antonia and Teresa Kwasniewska. Leon, who had remained in the ghetto, was sent on a deportation train to Treblinka. He managed, however, to jump from the train. He survived the war hidden in the woods and later in an underground bunker. Leon and Anna were able to maintain intermittent contact by writing to one other at a prearranged address. Thea was liberated in Lublin at the age of five and a half. She and Anna returned to Warsaw following Liberation and reunited with Leon. Thea started school in Warsaw before leaving with her parents for France. In 1950, the family sailed from Le Havre, France to Canada and settled in Montreal. Though Thea and her parents survived, her grandparents, Abram Blimbaum and Brandla Fajerstejn Blimbaum were both killed in Treblinka.
Accession No.
2011X.81.10
Name Access
Borczuk Slawner, Thea
Places
Warsaw, Poland, Europe
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Montreal Holocaust Museum
Images
Less detail

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