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Rubin and Lola Lansky Family Papers

Identifier: Mss 167

Scope and Contents

Researchers studying the Rubin and Lola Lansky Papers will gain insight into the lives of two survivors of the Holocaust who settled in Atlanta, Georgia. The papers are arranged in alphabetical order by subject and chronologically within each folder.


  • Creation: 1940 - 1996

Biographical / Historical

Rubin Lansky was born Rueven Zychlinksi in Ozorkow, Poland, on June 22, 1922. Lola Borkowsky was born Lola Borkowska on November 19, 1926 in Lodz, Poland. Lola survived the Lodz ghetto and Auschwitz. Rubin also survived the Holocaust and the two met in DP camp Feldafing in 1945. The two soon immigrated to the United states, married in 1947, and moved to Atlanta in 1953. During their time in Atlanta, they were heavily involved with Eternal Life – Hemshech, which was organized by survivors of the Nazi Holocaust, 1933-1945, who settled in the metropolitan Atlanta area. The primary goal was to erect a monument in memory of their six million brethren who did not survive.


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Rubin and Lola Lansky were Holocaust survivors. They married in 1947 and moved to Atlanta in 1953. The collection consists of immigration documents, records from Eternal Life-Hemshech, Inc. a Holocaust survivor’s organization and records from the 50th anniversary celebration of the Victory in Europe in 1995.


The papers are arranged in alphabetical order by subject and chronologically within each folder.

Separated Materials

Photographs removed to visual arts collection and objects removed to artifact collection.

Rubin and Lola Lansky Papers, Mss 167
Jeremy Katz
February, 2020
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Repository Details

Part of the William Breman Jewish Heritage Museum Repository

1440 Spring St. NW
Atlanta Georgia 30309 United States