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Collection Sura Bortnik Family Papers
Object Name Collection
Catalog Number RG-12
Dates of Creation c. early 19th century - 2005
Extent of Description 0.2 linear foot (1 box)
Creator Tanya Perelman
Admin/Biographical History Sura Bortnik was born in Ukraine in 1921. From 1929-1941 she lived with her family in Vinnitsa, Ukraine. Although her family remained in Vinnitsa, Sura recalls being in Uzbekistan from 1941-1944. During this time period, Sura's immediate family perished. Her father, Edel S. Shvartsman (b. 1890), was killed in September 1941. Her mother, Khaya Shvartsman (b. 1895); brother, Yakov Shvartsman (b. 1925); and sister, Berta Shvartsman (b. 1927) were all killed in April 1942. In 1944 Sura returned to Vinnitsa and remained there until 1946 when she moved to Germany to join her husband who was working in a hospital. The couple remained there until 1948.
Copyrights No restrictions on use.
Language of Material English
Scope & Content The Bortnik, Sura (Shvartzman) Family Papers contain biographical materials. A majority of this material is on Sura's immediate family who perished during the Holocaust. This portion of biographical material includes photographs, names, and birth and death dates for Sura's immediate family members. The remaining material is on Sura herself and includes notes from a discussion with Sura's daughter, Tanya Perelman, Sura's whereabouts from 1929-1948, and two obituaries.
Subjects Vinnitsa, Ukraine
Uzbekistan-Emigration and immigration-History-1941-1944
Germany-Emigration and immigration-History-1946-1948
Containers 1