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Jack Sittsamer Papers

Jack Sittsamer was born on December 30, 1924, in Mielec, Poland. He was the only person in his immediate family to survive the Holocaust. Sittsamer was liberated from Gusen II, a sub-camp of the Mauthausen concentration camp near Linz, Austria, in May 1945. He immigrated to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in 1949 and worked as a sheet metal worker. After his retirement, Sittsamer became active in Holocaust education and spoke at schools, bar/bat mitzvahs, and other special events. The collection consists of papers relating to his personal life and his involvement in the Holocaust Center.

Image via Rauh Jewish Archives
at the Heinz History Center