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Herbert Kammer family papers

Document | Accession Number: 2012.384.1

Correspondence, documents, and texts, related to the experiences of Herbert Kammer and his parents, Georg and Rosa Kammer, during World War II, as they fled their native Austria. Includes two letters sent by Herbert to his mother Rosa, in England, the first from the La Hille childrens home in Ariege, France, in May 1941, and a second letter following his arrival in Chicago in June 1941, as well as a third letter that Herbert had sent to his father in March 1941. Also included are documents related to the imprisonment of Georg Kammer at the Récébédou concentration camp, including a postcard he had sent to Rosa in April 1941, attempts to locate him following the war and compensation paperwork that his widow, Rosa, filed with the Austrian government in 1963. Documents from Rosa Kammer's stay in Nottingham, England, such as her Alien Registration form and related materials are included, as texts about the experiences of children who were rescued from occupied France. These consist of a mimeographed booklet issued for a 1985 reunion in Israel of children who had been sheltered at the Chateau La Hille in 1941, and a typescript text, 29 pages, assembled by Erwin Tepper in 2002, titled "50 Children (1939), recollections, quotes, photos," about the efforts of Gilbert and Eleanor Kraus to bring Jewish children out of occupied Europe.

Date
1939-2002  (inclusive)
Language
English
German
French
Extent
1 folder
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Herbert and Betty Kammer
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Record last modified: 2018-08-24 12:11:47
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