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Finding Aid for the Springer collection 2020.004.h.r
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The Springer collection primarily consists of Isak and Sally Springer's emigration documents from 1949 to 1959.
Isak Springer was born in Bendzin, Poland, on March 5, 1917. Isak was born into an Orthodox Jewish family, his parents Abraham and Perla Springer, with four siblings. When the Germans invaded their hometown, Bendzin, on September 4, 1939, the Springer family was allowed to stay together in their own home, until they were moved into a Jewish ghetto. While living in the ghetto, the family built a hiding place and eventually were able to escape. By posing as Polish citizens, they were able to move from occupied Poland. The family had to split up, Isak went to the Soviet Union, his father and brother stayed together, while the mother and sisters were together. Both parents and all five children survived; they are the only known European Jewish family to have all survived.
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