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Leonard Lief correspondence

Document | Accession Number: 1995.A.0304

The Leonard Lief correspondence consists of letters, postcards, forms, and receipts exchanged among Leonard Lief in New York, his family in Warsaw, and humanitarian agencies and organizations. The correspondence documents Lief’s efforts to assist his family during the early years of the Holocaust and to trace their whereabouts and fates afterwards.
Correspondence from humanitarian agencies and organizations includes letters and postcards from the Red Cross, HIAS, Jewish Social Self Help, Central Committee of Polish Jews, and American State Department transmitting requests, facilitating the delivery of money and food packages, and trying to trace the Liwszyc family.
Correspondence from Leonard Lief to his family in Warsaw, to aid agencies, and to relatives and survivors include letters, Red Cross inquiry forms, receipts for money and packages, and requests for news that document Lief’s efforts to find and aid his family.
Correspondence from Abel Liwszyc and his family in Warsaw to Leonard Lief includes letters, postcards, and HIAS inquiry forms describing conditions in the Warsaw ghetto and requesting aid.

inclusive:  circa 1939-1947
3 folders
Record last modified: 2023-05-26 09:11:15
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