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Manfred Lewinnek papers

Document | Accession Number: 2008.353.1

The collection primarily documents Manfred Lewinnek’s emigration from Stuttgart, Germany in 1938, his United States Army service, and correspondence with his parents Adolf and Lina Lewinnek in Stuttgart from 1939-1941. Included is correspondence, military records, diaries, and immigration paperwork.

Biographical material includes 6 diaries chronicling Manfred’s early years as an immigrant in the United States, documents related to Manfred’s immigration to the United States and his efforts to secure visas for his parents in Stuttgart, identification and education papers, and restitution records.

Military papers primarily document Manfred’s experiences at Camp Cooke where he was involved in the re-education of German prisoners-of-war housed there. Materials include orders and memorandums, re-education booklets given to the prisoners, and data related to a re-education survey given to the prisoners in 1945.

Correspondence primarily consists of letters received by Manfred in Buffalo, New York from his parents in Stuttgart from May 1939-November 1941. Some letters include accompanying donor-provided transcriptions.

inclusive:  1915-1983
bulk:  1938-1955
2 boxes
3 oversize folders
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Anne Hurwitz
Record last modified: 2023-08-25 18:19:03
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