Vera Nussenbaum papers
The Vera Nussenbaum papers include biographical materials and correspondence documenting Vera Nussenbaum’s travel to England on a Kindertransport, her family’s efforts to emigrate, her uncle’s death in Sachsenhausen, and her mother, aunt, and grandmother’s deportation to Riga.
The materials in this collection refer to Vera Lichawski, using the last name of Nusenbaum’s mother’s second husband.
Biographical materials include a vaccination certificate, birth certificate, and questionnaire for the accommodation of foreign children for Vera Lichawski.
The letters dating from 1938‐1940 are from Vera’s mother, aunt and uncle Gertrude and Abraham Grünbaum and cousin Paula, aunt and uncle Clara and Adolf Koppold, and grandmother Rose Schmulewitz. They relate the family’s experiences in Leipzig, efforts to emigrate, and time Yetta spent in Lodz trying to obtain a divorce in late summer 1939.
The letters from family friend Marjane Mitdank describe her own experiences in Leipzig during the war; relate the experiences of Vera Nussenbaum’s mother and her Schmulewitz, Grünbaum, and Koppold relatives; and the 1942 deportation of Nussenbaum’s mother, aunt, and grandmother to Riga. The letters are accompanies by a 1961 affidavit signed by Nussenbaum describing Mitdank’s letters.
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