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Isak and Sally Springer collection

Identifier: 2020-004-h-r

Content Description

The Springer collection primarily consists of Isak and Sally Springer's emigration documents from 1949 to 1959. It includes four naturalization petition cards, Declaration of Intention, Certificates of Naturalization, an identification card issued by the United States Immigration and Naturalization Department.


  • 2.12.2020

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

There are no restrictions on the use of the material except where previously copyrighted material is concerned. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain all permissions.

Biographical / Historical

Issak Springer was born in Bendzin, Poland, on March 5, 1917. Isaak 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, Issak 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.

Issak later married his wife, Sally. On December 29, 1951, they emigrated to the United States on the USS General Sturgis. They lived in Los Angeles, California. Issak and his wife became Naturalized and United States citizens in 1957. Issak passed away on February 10, 2005.


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The Springer collection primarily consists of Isak and Sally Springer's emigration documents from 1949 to 1959.

Condition Description

Finding Aid for the Springer collection
Tiana Taliep
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Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Repository Details

Part of the Oskar Schindler Archives Repository