Gift of Lenore Geller and Cheryl Duboys
Id no. 2005.A.61, Document
This US citizenship certificate for Blanche Blonder (formerly Blanka [Blima] Rock) lists her previous nationality as Polish.
Blima Rock was born in Sedziszow, Poland in 1923 and spent time in Poland and Germany as a child. Her parents moved to Dresden after they got married, where Hershel was a clothing manufacturer. In 1938, Rock, her sister Ellen, and their parents were fortunate to escape Berlin for the United States. In America, Rock’s first name was changed to Blanche. She married Leon Blonder in May 1945.