Document holder

Language of Description
Alt. Identifiers
  • 2019.540.2
Level of Description
EHRI Partner

Extent and Medium

overall: Height: 6.750 inches (17.145 cm) | Width: 9.500 inches (24.13 cm)


Biographical History

Abram Bork (1923-2012) was born on 1923 January 17 in Zamość, Poland to Jankiel (b. 1894 in Krasnobród) and Ruchel (née Bernstein, b. 1896). Ruchel was the daughter of Moshe and Chaya Bernstein, and was born in Szczebrzeszyn. Her parents immigrated to the United States before the war. Abram had at least three siblings: Rozia (b. 1920), Chaim (b. 1929), and Salomon (b. 1927). His family lived in Lublin, Poland. Abram immigrated to the United States in early 1939, arriving in New York on 1939 April 6 aboard the MS Batory. He was sponsored by his maternal uncle Benjamin Bernstein, and lived with his maternal grandparents in Brooklyn. He worked in his uncle’s dry goods store and took high school classes in the evening. He joined the United States Army in February 1943. Abram was wounded in January 1945 and sent home. He married Evelyn Stockman in February 1945. They had two children: Rachel (Rachel Dunaief) and Jerome. Abram communicated with his family in Lublin, and he sent them care packages. His last letters received from them were in 1941. He learned after the war that his uncle Mojsze Bork, and cousins Ichak Bork and Rachela Helfman all survived. The fate of his immediate family remains unknown.

Archival History

The document holder was donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 2019 by Rachel Dunaief, the daughter of Avram Bork.


United States Holocaust Memorial Museum collection, gift of Rachel Bork Dunaief

Scope and Content

Document holder documenting the immigration of Avram Bork to the United States from Lublin, Poland. Avram immigrated to his maternal grandparents in New York.

Conditions Governing Access

No restrictions on access

Conditions Governing Reproduction

No restrictions on use

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Document holder from Transatlantique French Line, Warsaw.




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