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Dr. Nathan Salczberger and Kahnt family collection

Document | Accession Number: 2008.174.1

The Dr. Nathan Salczberger and Kahnt family collection consist of documents concerning Dr. Salczberger, a Jewish doctor in occupied France during World War II, and his claims against his former landlords in Paris, the Lavergne family, who had denounced him and confiscated his property while he was imprisoned by the Germans. The collection also contains digital images of documents and photographs concerning the love affair of the Lavergne's daughter, Georgette, with a German soldier, Erich Kahnt, and their post war life together. Among the materials related to Dr. Salczberger include testimonies from each member of the Lavergne family and Erich Kahnt, as well as official court documentation of Dr. Salczberger’s complaints against them. The material relating to Erich and Georgette Kahnt include letters and poems written by Erich and sent to Georgette while he was stationed on the Russian front in 1941 and photographs of the couple in post-war Paris.

inclusive:  1937-1949
9 folders
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Joshua Gibson
Record last modified: 2023-05-30 10:26:55
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