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Mirjam Zelwer Papers

Document | Accession Number: 2015.235.1

The Marie Zelwer papers include a diary, autograph book, and post-war documents relating to Marie Zelwer’s post-war experiences aboard the SS Exodus in 1947 and her life in Germany at the Bad Aibling IRO Children's Village, an International Refugee Organization (IRO) camp. The collection also includes an English translation of "And the Ram Was Not Caught in the Thicket: The Life of Avraham 1939-1944."

In her diary Marie writes about her experiences aboard the SS Exodus in 1947 and her return to Germany and eventual immigration to the United States. The diary includes several poems and song about her journey. In the later entries, Marie writes about leaving for San Francisco, missing her parents, and adjusting to life in America. The autograph book was kept by Marie while living in Bad Aibling, San Francisco, and New York and includes signatures, writings, photographs, drawings, cutouts from cards and postcards, songs, and poems.

Post-war documents include a report card issued to Miriam for Hebrew school, an international Youth Sports Festival brochure from the Bad Aibling IRO Children's Village, two letters of recommendation for Maria from the Bad Aibling IRO Children's Village, a letter sent to Marie Zelwer from David Landau Masonic Lodge thanking her for her performance, and a handwritten document titled "Warszawo.”

The collection also includes English translation of "And the Ram Was Not Caught in the Thicket: The Life of Avraham 1939-1944,” recounting the story of Avraham Bosak.

Date
inclusive:  circa 1947-1952
undated: 
Genre/Form
Diaries.
Photographs.
Extent
4 folders
1 book enclosure
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Rachelle Doll
 
Record last modified: 2020-10-28 14:14:05
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