Meet Irena Ehrlich vel Sluszny Urdang de Tour !


“Ninety years ago, Irena Ehrlich vel Sluszny Urdang deTour was born in Warsaw, Poland, the eldest daughter of Seweryn and Felicia (Lubelczyk) Ehrlich vel Sluszny. Experiencing the tragedies of war first hand, Irena emigrated to the United States in 1947 and has been active involved in many activities ever since. To honor Ms. deTour’s extraordinary ninety years of experiences, Archives & Special Collections has installed a small exhibit illustrating her family heritage, World War II era experiences and interest in documenting and supporting research related to the Holocaust and its survivors.  Ms. deTour is the widow of Laurence Urdang and the proud mother of two UConn graduates, Alexandra and Nicole, and three grandchildren.” – Betsy Pittman, UConn Archivist

Items from her personal collection are on display at the Archives and Special Collections Library in the Dodd Center.  The exhibit can be viewed M-F 9:00am to 4:30pm.  It will be closed during the week of 12/22 – 12/31, and will reopen January 5-23rd.   Please stop in and visit this amazing display!