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Collection Daniels Family Papers
Object Name Collection
Catalog Number RG-19
Dates of Creation 1997 - 2004
Extent of Description 0.2 linear foot (1 box)
Creator Daniels family
Other Creators Virginia Holocaust Museum
Admin/Biographical History Clara Daniels (Fried) was born on October 17, 1923 in Nyírkarász, Hungary to Morris and Jolan Fried. Clara had two brothers: an older brother named Laslo and a younger brother named Joseph. The Frieds lived on a large, family-owned farm that was integral to the local community.

In 1944 the family was sent to live in the Kisvárda ghetto. A few months later, they were deported to Auschwitz by railcar. Upon arrival, Clara was separated from her immediate family. She managed, however, to stay together with some of her cousins, Susan, Eva, and Katie. Clara was later sent to Dachau in the fall of 1944, and then to Allach, where she was liberated. After liberation, Clara went to the Feldafing displaced persons camp outside of Munich before migrated to the States on July 15, 1949.

Clara met her husband, Cary Daniels, in Brooklyn. Cary had immigrated to the States from Poland. He had also been in Auschwitz as well as five other concentration camps. The couple married on May 6, 1951. They had two sons before eventually settling in Richmond.
Copyrights No restrictions on use.
Language of Material English and Hungarian.
Scope & Content The Daniels Family Papers contain biographical materials, photographs, and claims applications and correspondences. Biographical materials and photographs provide extensive documentation of Clara's genealogy, which includes family members' names, birthplaces, and birth and death dates. Claims applications expand on this information, as well as provide information on Cary's family, with the inclusion of family trees and explanations of family relations.
Subjects Kalish, Poland
Ajak, Hungary
Kisvárda, Hungary
Nyírkarász, Hungary
Nyíregyháza, Hungary
Nyírbogdány, Hungary
Szerencs, Hungary
Sátoraljaújhely, Hungary
Újpest, Hungary
Szamoskér, Hungary
Kisvárda ghetto
Nyíregyháza ghetto
Sátoraljaújhely ghetto
Újpest ghetto
Auschwitz (concentration camp)
Dachau (concentration camp)
Allach (concentration camp)
Feldafing (displaced persons camp)
Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany, Inc.
Holocaust Victim Assets Litigation
United States - Emigration and Immigration - History - 20th Century