Salpeter family collection
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- United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Claire Salpeter Greenwald
Contains correspondence, a photograph, and passport illustrating the experiences of Ojser (Oskar) Salpeter, born in Radomyśl, Poland (present-day Ukraine) and Brunhilde (Bronia/Breindl) Issler Salpeter, also born in Radomyśl, and their children Klara, Rika, Dora, and Lotte, all born in Dusseldorf, Germany. Klara, the eldest child (b. 1923) immigrated to the United States in 1938. Between her arrival and November 1941, she regularly corresponded with her immediate family. On October 29, 1938, the Salpeter family was forced out of Germany into Poland with thousands of other Polish Jews. The family was forced to go from town to town, Poznan, then Tarnow, Mielec, and again Tarnow, where Klara last had any word in late 1941. The family is presumed to have perished in Belzec or Auschwitz killing centers.
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