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Gerhard (Gershon) Hoffman correspondence

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    Two (2) letters written by Gerhard [Gershon] Hoffman (donor's father) from Hamburg, Germany in 1945. The first letter, originally written and sent to Herbert Mosheim in the United Kingdom in 1945, describes in great detail Gerhard's experiences during the war, beginning with the round-up of Jews in Hamburg in November 1941, and being sent with his family to the Minsk Ghetto, where he was a forced laborer from 1941 to 1943, and the mass liquidations and murders that took place. He also describes his transport to a succession of concentration camps beginning in September 1943, in Lublin, and ending with Flossenbürg in early 1945, following which he and other prisoners were sent on a forced march toward Dachau, during which they were liberated by Allied forces. The second letter appears to be the author's copy of the original letter sent to his, uncle, Martin, in the United Kingdom in 1945 which briefly addresses Gerhard's experiences and his present-day circumstances; both written in German.
    creation:  1945
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    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Yonit Hoffman
    Collection Creator
    Gerhard Hoffman

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    1 folder

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    Gift of Yonit Hoffman, daughter of Gerhard Hoffman, 2013.
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