Certificate : paper : Typewritten : ink : Beiige, black ; Ht: 21 cm x W: 14 cm
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October 05, 1948
Letter has two binder holes in right edge, a Brussels coat of arms stamped top center, and official stamp bottom left. Dated 5 October 1948. This is a Restitution of War Damages. It belongs to Chaim and Ruchla Karasin. This document was found by B. Barzilai in her mother’s home. Narrative: Chaim Karasin is a Russian refugee. He was born 3 December 1913 in Warsaw, Poland, to Abraham Karasin and Beila (Baijla) Fridman (who had both died by 22 June 1942). Chaim was married to Ruchla Hasfield on 22 June 1942 (she was born 18 May 1910). She was the daughter of Joseph and Malis Hindel. Chaim and Ruchla had for children; Beatrix (donor) (4 May 1941), Helene-Mayriane (15 Mai 1946) Ruth (9 July 1947) and Joseph Ruben (4 December 1949). In 1944, Chaim was described as being 175 cm tall, small, with short hair. He was a Polish refugee, arriving in Geneva on 9 October 1943. Ruchla's parents had been deported to Sobibor on 6 July 1943 shortly before half of the camp was killed in an uprising. Chaim's parents seem to have been discharged from Westerbork holding camp on 12 January 1943. Ruchla's brother Jacob died in Sobibor May 21 1943.