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Maurice Levitt collection

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    Overview

    Description
    The collection consists of a notebook and loose notebook pages written by Maurice Levitt documenting his experience in 1946 and 1947 working for the Frankfurt Jewish GI Council, an organization of Jewish soldiers seeking to provide supplies and cultural activities for displaced persons, as well as photographs of displaced persons camps including Babenhausen and Lindenfels, among others. Maurice took photographs of the activities of the GI Council and the Jewish displaced persons to highlight conditions in the camps and aid in fundraising.
    Date
    inclusive:  circa 1946-circa 1947
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Karen Melkonian
    Collection Creator
    Maurice Levitt
    Biography
    Maurice Levitt (d. 1978) and his family, including his sisters Hattie (d. 1992) and Sophie, immigrated to the United States around 1900 from Lithuania. Maurice served in the United States Army during WWII and worked for the Frankfurt Jewish GI Council between 1946 and 1947. Jewish servicemen established the Frankfurt Jewish GI Council in June 1946 as a relief organization providing supplies, visitations, religious-cultural activities, and assistance in locating and contacting relatives of displaced persons. Maurice also wrote for the Council’s publication "The Liberated".

    Physical Details

    Language
    English
    Extent
    1 box

    Rights & Restrictions

    Conditions on Access
    There are no known restrictions on access to this material.
    Conditions on Use
    The donor, source institution, or a third party has asserted copyright over some or all of the material(s) in this collection. You do not require further permission from the Museum to use this material. The user is solely responsible for making a determination as to if and how the material may be used.

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    Provenance
    The Maurice Levitt collection was donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 2018 by Karen Melkonian.
    Record last modified:
    2024-02-26 11:31:41
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