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Luba Mendelsberg letters

Document | Accession Number: 1995.A.0709

The Luba Mendelsberg letters is comprised of correspondence collected by Luba and her husband Meyer while they were living in New York City in the years immediately following World War II. The letters are primarily from Luba’s nephew, Samuel Krum, written between 1946 and 1954 and describe life for Jewish refugee families in post-war Warsaw, the struggle to obtain visas to emigrate from Poland, and Samuel’s emotions in the years immediately following the Holocaust. Samuel writes to Luba from a variety of places, initially from Warsaw, then Paris, and finally, Melbourne, Australia and detail his family life, employment, and Jewish culture in each of the aforementioned locations. Many of the letters from Samuel include greetings to Luba and Meyer from his wife Rosa, and later, his brother Joseph. Also included in the collection is a photograph of Samuel in his Polish Army uniform shortly before the way, two letters written by Samuel appealing for help in locating Luba and Meyer, and a postcard written by another of Luba’s nephews in 1940. The postcard written in 1940 was sent to Luba from a nephew living in occupied Poland and bears Nazi stamps. That nephew later perished in the Holocaust.

inclusive:  circa 1939-1954
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Record last modified: 2022-07-28 18:05:49
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