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Sonnenmark family correspondence

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    Description
    Correspondence between members of the family of Robert Sonnenmark, of Prossnitz, in the Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia (Prostějov, Czech Republic). Most of the letters are from Robert, while he was imprisoned at Buchenwald, addressed to his wife, Marta and daughter, Miriam in Prossnitz, and dated from October 1939 to March 1940. Many of these letters were forwarded by Marta to her father and brother in Zagreb, Yugoslavia, who added their own comments in the margins and forwarded them to Peter Sonnenmark, the son of Marta and Robert, who was living in Palestine. Other correspondence includes Red Cross letters sent by Peter to his parents and sister, June 1940 to July 1942; postcards sent by Marta to her father, Adolf Huber, in Zagreb, from January 1940 to August 1942; one postcard sent by Marta to Leo Susmann in Madrid, June 1942; and one postcard each sent by Marta and her daughter Miriam, after their deportation to Theresienstadt, and addressed to Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Stern, Marta's uncle and aunt, in Prossnitz, May 1944.
    Date
    inclusive:  1939-1944
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Lauren Greenberg
    Collection Creator
    Sonnenmark family
    Biography
    Robert Sonnenmark, of Prossnitz, Czechoslovakia (Prostějov, Czech Republic) was deported Dachau in the fall of 1939 and was subsequently moved to Buchenwald, also in 1939. He remained at that camp until 1942, when he was deported to Auschwitz-Birkenau, where he died on 25 November 1942. His wife and daughter, Marta and Mirjam, remained in Prossnitz untily they were deported to Theresienstadt on 8 July 1942, They were later deported to Auschwitz, on 19 October 1944, where they both perished. Robert and Marta's son, Peter, had managed to immigrate to Palestine, settling in Tel Aviv.

    Physical Details

    Language
    German
    Extent
    1 folder
    System of Arrangement
    Arranged in subfolders by correspondent: Sonnemark, Marta--to father (Adolf Huber), 1940-1942; Sonnenmark, Marta and Mirjam, 1942-1944; Sonnenmark, Peter, 1941-1942; and Sonnenmark, Robert, 1939-1940.

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    Gift of Lauren Greenberg, 2012.
    Record last modified:
    2023-02-24 13:37:55
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