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Paul Weber Jacobs collection

Document | Not Digitized | Accession Number: 1995.A.0195 | RG Number: RG-10.242

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    Consists of documents related to Paul Jacobs’ experience working for UNRRA from 1945 to 1946. Included among the documents are eleven black and white photographs and approximately 150 letters written from Paul Jacobs to his wife, Ruby, and son, Peter, in the United States. The letters begin with his departure from the docks in New York, N.Y., continue through events at the displaced persons camps in Europe, and end on his return to North America at Halifax, Nova Scotia.
    Collection Creator
    Paul W. Jacobs
    Paul Weber Jacobs was born in Atchison, Kansas, on September 23, 1909. He married Ruby Vandeveer on May 20, 1941, and their first son, Peter, was born on October 4, 1942. Paul obtained a masters degree in Social Work from the University of Chicago in 1937 and worked for a Missouri Synod Lutheran orphanage in Addison, Illinois, prior to being drafted into the United States Army at the end of 1942. He served in the Army until 1945, when he joined the United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration (UNRRA.)

    Physical Details

    4 folders
    System of Arrangement
    Organized into two series: Series 1: Correspondence. Series 2: Photographs

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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.

    Keywords & Subjects

    Personal Name
    Jacobs, Paul Weber.

    Administrative Notes

    Timothy C. Jacobs, the son of Paul Weber Jacobs, donated this collection to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in June 1994.
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