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Photographs of Sonia’s family in pre-WW II Poland and Germany are on the Web site of the online Museum of Family History.

The Museum of Family History website at http://www.museumoffamilyhistory.com also contains textual material about Sonia and her family. To access it: go to the website, type “Sonia Fuentes” in the Search rectangular box on the right-hand side at the top, click “Search” and if the box titled “Site Search” appears, click on that.

Photographs of Sonia's family in pre-WW II Germany are also on the Web site of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum Photo Archives. 

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Sonia Pressman Fuentes

In June 2017, Sonia donated a wooden hanger from her father's men's clothing store in Berlin, Germany to the US Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C. The Pressman family left Berlin in mid-1933 so this hanger is pretty old. Sonia's father rented that store, which had a small factory in the rear.

In the center of the hanger is the name of the business. Sonia's father's name was Zysia Pressman but in Germany he used Siegmund Pressmann. In the center, the hyphenated words say "Men's Clothing." On the right is the address of the store, 135 Skalitzer Strasse (Street) in an area called central Kreuzberg; on the left is a reference to Kottbuser Tor. Kottbuser Tor is the U-Bahn (a rapid transit railway) station near Skalitzer Strasse. Also on the left is the following: "F8 Oberbaum 8470." That is the telephone number of the business.

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