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Portrait of Saul Sorrin

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DESCRIPTION

Portrait of Saul Sorrin, Area Director of the International Refugee Organization; Germany. Saul Sorrin was interviewed as part of the Wisconsin Survivors of the Holocaust Interviews project. Sorrin, born in New York in 1919, applied in 1940 for a position with the United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration (UNRRA). He worked with Holocaust survivors as a supply officer for UNRAA team 560 at the Displaced Persons camp Neu Freimann Siedlung in Germany and later, at General Dwight D. Eisenhower's recommendation, Sorrin became the Area Director of the International Refugee Organization based at the Wolfratshausen DP camp in Bad Kissingen. When asked about this image, Sorrin revealed, "A formal portrait of me. This is not taken in Munich. It's taken in the other house I occupied up in Ammerland, I think, on Lake Starnberg. I didn't mean it to be a formal portrait but apparently that's the way it came out." Interview by Jean Loeb Lettofsky and David Mandel, March 3, 1980.

RECORD DETAILS

Image ID: 57881

Creation Date: 1947 ca.

Creator Name: Unknown

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Collection Name: Wisconsin Survivors of the Holocaust Interviews, 1974-1975, 1980-1981

Genre: Photograph

Original Format Type: negative, b/w copy

Original Format Number: PH 3187.20.30

Original Dimensions: 35mm

SUBJECTS

Clothing and dress

Dwellings

Indoor photography

Men

Persons

Portrait photography

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