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Gisela and Walter Stekler correspondence

Document | Accession Number: 2011.156.1

The Gisela and Walter Stekler correspondence comprises letters written to Gisela and Walter by friends and family throughout the world between 1933 and 1941. The majority of the correspondence is from Gisela’ father, David Schrott and step-mother Luisa Schrott of Vienna. Other correspondents include Gisela’s sister Rosa in London, Walter’s sister Rosa, and friends in Shanghai, China, New Jersey, and Australia. Many of the letters detail efforts to obtain immigration papers to flee Europe in the years leading up to the outbreak of World War II. Other topics include discussion of the well-being of friends and their plans to seek safety, being unable to work, and other family matters. Also included in this collection are telegrams sent from Gisela to Walter during her journey from Rotterdam, Netherlands to New York City.

1933-1941  (inclusive)
1939  (bulk)
6 folders
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Herrmann Otto Stekler
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Record last modified: 2017-09-12 11:54:41
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