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Hildegard Lewis papers

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    The Hildegard Lewis papers include letters and postcards to Hildegard Lewis in New York and New Jersey from her parents, Lion and Selma Jordan, in Koblenz as well as photocopies of photographs of Lewis, her parents, and her brother and sister. The letters provide news about friends and family, describe the Jordans' increasingly difficult situation in Koblenz, and ask for Lewis' help with their emigration efforts.
    inclusive:  1938-2000
    bulk:  1938-1941
    Collection Creator
    Hildegard Lewis
    Hildegard Lewis (1915-2010) was born Hildegard Jordan in Koblenz to Lion Jordan and Selma Loeb Jordan. She moved to New York in 1938 at the encouragement of her father's cousin Bessie Lederer. Her sister Karoline and her brother Fritz both emigrated to Palestine in 1938. Her parents were transported to Theresienstadt in July 1942, and her father died there in December. Her mother was transported to Auschwitz in January 1943 and did not survive.

    Physical Details

    8 folders
    System of Arrangement
    The Hildegard Lewis papers are arranged as two series: I. Correspondence, 1938-1941, II: Photographic materials, approximately 2000

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    Conditions on Access
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    Conditions on Use
    Material(s) in this collection may be protected by copyright and/or related rights. 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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    Administrative Notes

    The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Archives received this correspondence from Hildegard Lewis on Mar. 6, 2000.
    Funding Note
    The cataloging of this collection has been supported by a grant from the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany.
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    2023-02-24 13:45:33
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