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Lili Wronker collection about the Jewish community in Sosúa, Dominican Republic

Document | Accession Number: 2000.220

The Lili Wronker collection about the Jewish community in Sosúa, Dominican Republic contains commemorative stamps, food packaging, photographic materials, printed materials, and reports documenting the establishment of the Sosúa Jewish community in the Dominican Republic and the town’s development into a tourist destination.
The commemorative stamps were created in 1960. Three depict an aerial view of the Sosúa coastline and two depict four of the original Jewish refugee children, Naomi Neumann, Caroline Papernik, Susanna Tauber, and Teresa Hirschfeld.
Food packaging includes a salami wrapper from Embutidos Exquisito and a milk wrapper for Sosúa Leche and chocolate milk container from for Chocolatina Sosúa by Productos Sosúa.
Photographic materials include prints and slide depicting Sosúa and its synagogue, cemetery, and community house, aerial views of the town and coastline, a group of some of the original Jewish refugees who formed the community, and the commemorative stamps.
Printed materials include newsletters from the planning committee for the 50th anniversary reunion, clippings describing Sosúa’s settlement and development into a tourist destination, and a visitor’s guide annotated to show the residences of some of the original Jewish settlers.
Reports include a photocopy of a 1949 report on the Sosúa settlement by the Dominican Republic Settlement Association and a partial photocopy of Hyman Kisch’s “Sosúa: The Golden Cage.”

inclusive:  1960-1990
1 box
Record last modified: 2022-07-28 18:06:17
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