One family's story:
- the correspondence of Paul, Balbina, and Richard Schifter
Typescript text, 326 pages, consisting of the transcription and translation of correspondence between Richard Schifter, originally of Vienna, Austria, and his parents, Paul and Balbina, following Richard's immigration to the United States in 1938. The original correspondence continued until 1941, and both of Richard's parents were presumed to have been killed in Poland in 1942. The present document consists of letters transcribed and translated by Richard's daughter, Deborah Schifter, in 1989, but in addition to correspondence between Richard and his parents, also includes transcriptions of related family correspondence beginning in 1932. In general, the letters concern the emigration of Richard Schifter to the United States and the attempts of Paul and Balbina Schifter to emigrate from Poland during the Holocaust. Each German letter is followed by an English translation.
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