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Goldstein family letters

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    The Goldstein family letters contain correspondence addressed to the Goldstein family, primarily while they were living in Brussels, Belgium. The letters are mainly from Regina’s family living in Debica, Poland, including her parents Josef and Cilli Suessmann and her brother Moritz, among others. Several letters are from Opole, Poland. Two letters are written from Jack while he was away at Maaseik. Also included are some letters from the Jewish Committee in Lublin, and translations for many of the letters.
    inclusive:  1939-1945
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Bruno Goldstein and Jack Goldstein
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Jack Goldstein
    Collection Creator
    Goldstein family
    Heinrich Goldstein was born in Vienna, Austria in October 1903. Regina Sussman, was born in Baranov, Poland in September 1903. The two married and resided in Vienna, where they had twin boys, Bruno and Jack on March 13, 1935. Soon after the annexation of Austria by Germany, the family, along with Regina’s sister Fanni, moved to Brussels, Belgium. With the invasion of Belgium by Germany in 1940, Heinrich was sent to Gurs internment camp. The rest of the family attempted to escape to England but failed. Due to the work Heinrich was performing at the camp making coats for German soldiers to fight the Russians, the family was allowed to stay in Brussels. Later, Regina had heard of Pere Bruno Reynders, a Catholic priest who was hiding Jewish children in convents. In 1943, the children were sent to Pere Bruno in Maaseik, Belgium, where they were given new identification papers. The children were returned to their parents just before the end of the war. The Goldsteins survived, including Fanni, but many of Heinrich’s family perished after deportation to Opole, Poland. The family immigrated to the United States in 1949.

    Physical Details

    English German French
    1 box
    System of Arrangement
    The Goldstein family letters are arranged as a single series.

    Rights & Restrictions

    Conditions on Access
    There are no known restrictions on access to this material.
    Conditions on Use
    Material(s) in this collection may be protected by copyright and/or related rights. You do not require further permission from the Museum to use this material. The user is solely responsible for making a determination as to if and how the material may be used.

    Keywords & Subjects

    Corporate Name
    Gurs (Concentration camp)

    Administrative Notes

    The collection was donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum by Jack Goldstein in 2000. An additional donation by Bruno Goldstein from 2006 was unified into this collection.
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