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Frank Shurman collection

Document | Accession Number: 1995.A.0362

The Frank Shurman collection contains primarily photocopies of documents collected by Frank Shurman, regarding his family and the Holocaust. Shurman, was arrested and imprisoned in Buchenwald before his family received visas to immigrate to the United States. He later enlisted in the United States Army. Documents include a biography of his uncle Albert Schürmann, and correspondence and translations from his uncle Albert to his uncle Otto prior to Albert’s deportation. Other documents include scrapbook pages and a copy of a speech Frank gave at his cousin’s Bar Mitzvah, a biography of Albert Schürmann, and a copy of Otto Schürmann’s manuscript.

The contents of the Frank Shurman collection are primarily photocopies of documents collected by Frank Shurman regarding his family’s experience through the Holocaust. Included in the collection are a biography written by Frank on his uncle Albert Schürmann, and a speech Frank gave at his cousin Walter’s Bar Mitzvah. Other documents include the original correspondence between his uncles Albert and Otto, as well as the translations for the letters. Also included are scrapbook pages, newspaper articles, and items related to Frank’s birthplace of Hildesheim, Germany.

Date
inclusive:  1934-1994
Language
German
English
Extent
11 folders
 
Record last modified: 2021-05-25 15:00:47
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