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Klestadt family papers

Document | Accession Number: 2014.481.1

The collection primarily documents the prewar experiences of Fred and Thea Klestadt, originally of Düsseldorf, Germany, prior to their emigration from Germany to the United States in 1937. Documents include Thea’s report cards, clothing pattern book, and a short play written after she arrived in the US; clippings; and the menu from Fred and Thea’s wedding. Correspondence includes letters from Fred to his family while on their honeymoon in Palestine in 1935 and letters exchanged between Fred and Thea after they arrived in the United States. There is also one brief letter from the Red Cross to Thea regarding news of family members in 1942. Photographs include prewar depictions of Fred, Thea, and various family members and friends. There are also two photograph albums documenting their honeymoon in Palestine in 1935.

Date
inclusive:  circa 1900-2005
bulk:  1919-1942
Language
German
English
Extent
1 box
1 oversize folder
1 folder
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Julie Keefer
 
Record last modified: 2020-04-21 19:02:28
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