Letter : paper : beige, black ; Ht: 16,3 cm x W: 13,7 cm
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June 20, 1946
One page of graph paper. Double-sided. Personal letter from Celinka (Cécile) and Elzbieta (Elizabeth) to mother Chana (Anna) Zilberbogen (born Wartens). Handwritten in black ink. Celinka tells her mother that Elzbieta is going to pass her certificate and that some American delegation came to visit the “Manoir de Denouval” where they are staying in Andrésy. Narrative: The Zilberbogen were a Jewish family originally from Warsaw (Poland). Mother Chana and daughters Elzbieta (born 1933) and Celinka (born 1937) moved to Belgium in 1939. The father, Szygmundt, an engineer, stayed in Poland. During the Second World War, the mother and daughters were first sent to Brens camp and then to Rivesaltes camp in the South of France before being released. Chana was then hospitalized and spent the war hidden in a Sanatorium in Mazamet from 1940 to 1947. Elzbieta and Celinka were hidden in various locations in the South of France, including a farm and different children's homes run by OSE including Andrésy. Szygmundt was killed in Poland. Chana and her daughters went back to live in Belgium after Liberation until immigrating to Canada in 1951.