Receipt : Paper : Printed, Typed : Ink : Beige, Black ; Ht: 11 1/2 in. x W: 8 in.
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March 19, 1945
One page, single-sided. Folded once horizontally and once vertically. Document dated March 19, 1945, issued by the Vice-Consul of France in Geneva, Switzerland. It states that Chaim and Ruchla Karasin have made a request to return to Graulhet, France, to the St. Pierre neighborhood where they used to live. Narrative: Chaim and Ruchla Karasin were the parents of the donor, Beatrice Barzilai (Karasin). Both were born in Warsaw, Poland. Chaim emigrated to Belgium in 1927, and Ruchla moved to the Netherlands with her family sometime in the 1930s. The details of how they met is unknown, but they married in 1942 in France, where Beatrice had been born a year prior. From 1943, the family survived the war in Switzerland, where Chaim was granted official refugee status.