Harry and Clare Lerner papers
The Harry and Clare Lerner papers consist of biographical materials, correspondence, printed materials, reports, memoranda, and subject files documenting Harry Lerner’s work as UNRRA director of Displaced Persons centers in Stuttgart, Hof, Rehau, and Vilseck, Clare’s work alongside him, and their marriage.
Biographical materials include assignment and travel orders issued to Harry and Clare Lerner and Clare Lerner’s Occupational Force Travel Permit.
Correspondence consists primarily of letters written by Harry and Clare Lerner at the Stuttgart and Vilseck DP centers to Harry’s family describing their work organizing the camps, distributing supplies, and aiding survivors and sharing the news of their own marriage. This series also includes correspondence with other UNRRA officials, American aid organizations, and a former DP.
Printed materials include clippings about DPs and UNRRA, DP publications in Hof and Stuttgart, a history of UNRRA, a history of the Vilna ghetto, and a photocopy of a reprint of a serialized article about an Auschwitz survivor.
Reports and memoranda include information about the interest of DPs in emigration, an Army order against accepting clandestine refugees from Eastern Europe, the employment of DPs, and a 1947 report on DPs in the American zone of Germany.
Subject files include reports and statements documenting a March 1946 riot at the Stuttgart DP center and invitations and invitations and a memorandum documenting funeral and memorial ceremonies and a dance.
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