Abraham April Family Papers / Record Group 193

Title Abraham April Family Papers

Dates 2016

Accession Number RG-193

Extent 0.2 linear foot (1 box)

Provenance Donated by Renee Smith.

Biographical Note

Abraham April was born in Przecław, Poland. He was the youngest of three brothers and seven sisters. During World War II, Abraham was sent to several concentration camps and survived several death marches. While imprisoned, he helped to hide his young nieces with local families, aiding in their survival. Abraham was liberated from Dachau and stayed with a local family while regaining his health. After the war, he immigrated to the States in June 1949, joining his four sisters who had previously immigrated.

Restriction on Access No restriction    Restriction on Use No restriction    Language English.

Preferred Citation Virginia Holocaust Museum, Record Group 193, April, Abraham Family Papers, [Folder #].

Scope and Content

The Abraham Family Papers consist of a biography about Abraham that was written by one of his nieces who he helped hide during the Holocaust. This biography provides personal memories of Abraham, as well an overview of his experiences before, during, and immediately after the Holocaust.


Box Folder Contents
1 1 Biography

Indexing Terms

  • April, Abraham (b. unknown, d. May 30, 1992)
  • April, Abe (b. unknown, d. May 30, 1992)
  • April, Leibush (b. unknown, d. unknown)
  • Mrs. Steinmayer (b. unknown, d. unknown)
  • Fisher, Franz Xavier (b. unknown, d. unknown)
  • (April), Flora (b. unknown, d. unknown)
  • (April), Jack (b. unknown, d. unknown)
  • (April), Helen (b. unknown, d. unknown)
  • April, OttileĂ© (b. unknown, d. unknown)
  • PrzecĹ‚aw, Poland
  • Mielec, Poland
  • Dachau (concentration camp)