Fanny Freund collection

Language of Description
Alt. Identifiers
  • 2016.131.1
Level of Description
  • English
  • German
  • Polish
EHRI Partner

Extent and Medium





Archival History

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum


United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Elain Silus

Donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 2016 by Elain Silus, a friend of Fanny Freud.

Scope and Content

Collection of documents and certificates documenting the experiences of Fanny Freund (b. 1923 in Tarnopol), before during and after the Holocaust. Collection includes a certificate stating that Fanny Freund was liberated by the British Army from the Belsen concentration camp, dated December 14, 1948; an IRO processing card issued to Fanny Freund, November 1949, with photo of bearer attached; blank registration card; Arbeitskarte (work card) issued for "Maria Chrestschenko" (Fanny Freund's false identity), photo of bearer attached, issued January 27, 1944; a deposition stating that Fanny Freund used the false identity Maria Chrestschenko for fear of being persecuted for being Jewish, dated September 13, 1945, in Polish; a US Certificate of Naturalization issued to Fanny Freund, November 9, 1955; a photo album titled "Gottingen" containing black and white photographs mounted on pages, includes images of UNRRA staff, family and friends, dated 1944-7 in Polish; envelope with newsletter from ship General Sturgis during Fanny Freund's journey to the United States, dated February 1950, in German

Conditions Governing Reproduction

Copyright Holder: Ms. Elain Silus

Corporate Bodies



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