Paula Balkin correspondence
The Paula Balkin correspondence dates from 1939-1941 and 1946-1948 and measure 0.5 linear feet. It documents the lives of a Jewish family in Leipzig during and after World War II. The correspondence consists of letters and postcards between Balkin (nee Grünbaum) and her relatives (the Schmulewitz, Grünbaum, Koppold, and Ribetsky families) and family friends (the Mitdank and Wagner families). The correspondence traces Balkin’s time with her sister and cousins in England, where she had arrived via a Kindertransport, and her move to Detroit; her parents’ journey from Leipzig to Budapest and then Salonika; her uncle’s deportation to Sachsenhausen; and her grandmother’s and aunts’ deportation to Riga.
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