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January 2019


Blogger Naomi said...

Dear David,

I wonder if you can help me please. I am looking for information about a man from PRZEMSYL named Boruch Josef PRITSCH. He was hung in Auschwitz after an unsuccessful escape attempt. I am specifically trying to find a photo on behalf of his 80 year old daughter who has never seen his face. Apparently no photos have survived in the family.

I have been able to amass a great deal of info about his immediate family (originally from Strzylki) who went to Vienna, Paris and Israel but not so much about Josef himself.

I am wondering whether you have any experience of working with/ the availability of the following in relation to Przemysl:-

- Pre-WW2 emigration our passport records

- School/gymnasium records

- Holocaust era registration/ deportation records (Josef passed as non-Jewish and seems to have lived outside the ghetto, but was sent to Auschwitz after a minor infraction)

- Records of Zionist youth organisations (photos specifically)

I am also wondering if you know of a local researcher or historian who is knowledgeable about the Jews of Przemysl and might be able to help further my research.

Any guidance would be gratefully received. Thanks in advance.

Naomi Leon

10:23 AM  

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