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Jewish Research and Education - Cuba Family Archives, Finding Aids

Dates:  1940-1996

Creator:  Rubin and Lola Lansky

Summary/Abstract:  Rubin and Lola Lansky were Holocaust survivors.  They married in 1947 and moved to Atlanta in 1953.  The collection consists of immigration documents, records from Eternal Life-Hemshech, Inc. a Holocaust survivor’s organization and records from the 50th anniversary celebration of the Victory in Europe in 1995.

Quantity/Physical Description: .2 linear feet

Language(s):  English

Repository:  The Cuba Family Archives for Southern Jewish History, The William Breman Jewish Heritage Museum, 1440 Spring Street NW, Atlanta, Georgia 30309.

Restrictions on Access:  There are no restrictions on accessing material in this collection.

Restrictions on Use:  Copyright restrictions may apply.  Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.  Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository and the copyright holder.

Preferred Citation:  Box #, Folder #, Mss 167, Rubin and Lola Lansky Papers, The Cuba Family Archives for Southern Jewish History, The William Breman Jewish Heritage Museum, 1440 Spring Street NW, Atlanta, Georgia 30309.

Separated Material:  Photographs removed to visual arts collection and objects removed to artifact collection.

Arrangement: The papers are arranged in alphabetical order by subject and chronologically within each folder.

Biographical/Historical Note:  Rubin Lansky was born Rueven Zychlinksi in Ozorkow, Poland, on June 22, 1922. Lola Borkowsky was born Lola Borkowska on November 19, 1926 in Lodz, Poland. Lola survived the Lodz ghetto and Auschwitz. Rubin also survived the Holocaust and the two met in DP camp Feldafing in 1945. The two soon immigrated to the United states, married in 1947, and moved to Atlanta in 1953. During their time in Atlanta, they were heavily involved with Eternal Life – Hemshech, which was organized by survivors of the Nazi Holocaust, 1933-1945, who settled in the metropolitan Atlanta area.  The primary goal was to erect a monument in memory of their six million brethren who did not survive.

Scope and Content:  Researchers studying the Rubin and Lola Lansky Papers will gain insight into the lives of two survivors of the Holocaust who settled in Atlanta, Georgia. The papers are arranged in alphabetical order by subject and chronologically within each folder.

Collection Inventory

Box File Description Date
 
1 1 Anniversary – Victory in Europe celebrations 1994-1995
  2 Awards and honors 1967-1982
  3 Eternal Life – Hemshech, Inc. – financial papers 1964-1994
  4 Eternal Life – Hemshech, Inc. – general 1968-1995
  5 Eternal Life – Hemshech, Inc. – minutes 1970-1994
  6 Greenwood Cemetery – Holocaust memorial 1969
  7 Holocaust conferences and Institutes 1989-1990
  8 Immigration and identification documents 1945-1952
  9 Israel 1948
  10 Lodz Ghetto – paper money 1940
  11 Newspaper articles including images of Nazi’s executed for War Crimes Ca. 1946-1981
  12 Ozorkow, Poland – Torah dedication 1977
  13 Survivors of the Shoah – Visual History Foundation 1996

 

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