Harry Blas and Erika Stockfleth Blas Papers, circa 1910-circa 1980


The Harry Blas and Erika Stockfleth Blas Papers is a collection of black and white family photographs and a short personal narrative authored by Harry Blas. The photographs are primarily of family members, however, eight photos are listed as having ‘unidentified’ subjects. Also included is a short personal narrative by Harry Blas chronicling his young adulthood under German occupation in Lodz, Poland, his imprisonment in Auschwitz and eventual liberation, his search for missing family members in Europe after the war, his marriage to Erika in 1951 and their immigration to the United States in 1952.