The Sala and Aron Samueli Holocaust Memorial Library at Chapman University is proud to be a contributor to the exhibit “Auschwitz: Not Long Ago. Not Far Away,” which recently opened at the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York. Including some 700 artifacts and 400 photographs, the exhibit displays many items that have never been exhibited outside of the Auschwitz Museum.
The Sala and Aron Samueli Holocaust Memorial Library contributed a copy of the August 11, 1936 wedding photograph of Alfons and Felicia Haberfeld, leading citizens of the town of Oswiecim, as it was known before the German invasion in September 1939. In addition to her wedding photo, Felicia Haberfeld gifted the Samueli Library with a rare flask from the Haberfeld distillery, a photograph of her 4-year-old daughter Francizka, and original letterhead stationery that includes a drawing of the distillery, one of the leading employers in Oswiecim.