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Vogel and Baer family correspondence

Document | Accession Number: 2011.140.1

The Vogel and Baer family correspondence comprises letters between members of the Baer and Vogel family, primarily from Inga in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to her mother, sister, and grandparents in Basel, Switzerland. The vast majority of this correspondence is written by Inga to her family in Europe between 1938 and 1941 regarding her studies at Carnegie Mellon, life in the United States, and later, her marriage to Jules Avins. Among her letters is a newspaper clipping depicting her and another Carnegie Tech student from California having Christmas dinner at a professor’s house. Also included in this collection is a smaller number of letters written by Berta to Inga and other family. Correspondence between Hellen and Inga and a number of letters from an unidentified person by the name of Peter is comprised in this collection as well. Many of the letters discuss immigration matters and steps to procure papers for Berta, Hellen, and Karoline to leave Switzerland, as they were trying to flee the country at this time.

Date
1938-1941  (inclusive)
Language
German
German
English
Extent
1 box
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of the Lutzer family
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Record last modified: 2018-11-27 11:06:50
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