Julius Strassburger family correspondence
The Julius Strassburger family correspondence documents his family’s immigration to the United States with the help of his cousins in Pittsburgh. The letters describe his increasingly constrained life in Germany, his cousins’ efforts to secure him a position in Delaware in the leather industry as well as affidavits for him and his family, and the family’s arrival in 1936. The correspondence also includes a 1940 postcard from Selma Strassburger that her father never received, correspondence from 1941 documenting the family’s unsuccessful efforts to bring Julius Strassburger’s sister and brother‐in‐law, Greta and Fritz Stiefel, to the United States, and a clipping dated approximately 1965 from Linn’s Weekly Stamp News entitled “Gone – Without Leaving Address” about stamps on mail returned from addressees who had most likely been transported to concentration camps. Some of the German correspondence is accompanied by English translations provided by the donor.
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