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Hedy Epstein papers

Document | Not Digitized | Accession Number: 1994.A.0117 | RG Number: RG-10.145

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    Contains photocopies of correspondence (letters, postcards, telegrams, Red Cross messages, and envelopes) - exchanges between Hedy Epstein (Hedwig Wachenheimer), her parents, Hugo and Ella Wachenheimer, and other members of their family from 1939 to 1942 containing information on the well-being of family members in Les Milles, Gurs, and Rivesaltes concentration camps in France; various documents collected by Hedy Epstein during her employment with the Office of Chief of Counsel during the International Military Tribunal and subsequent trials in Nuremberg, Germany; and two letters from Ministere des Anciens Combattants et Victimes de la Guerre, June 1956, confirming the death of her parents in Auschwitz in September 1942.
    inclusive:  1939-1956
    bulk:  1939-1947
    Collection Creator
    Hedy Epstein
    Hedy Epstein (née Wachenheimer, 1924-2016) was born in Freiburg, Germany to a Jewish family. She fled to England on a Kindertransport in 1939 where she remained for the duration of the war. Her parents were interned in the French Nazi concentration camps of Les Milles and Rivesaltes. After the Holocaust, she worked as a research analyst for the American military during the International Military Tribunal and the successor war crimes trials held by the United States. After the trials, she immigrated to the United States.

    Physical Details

    German French
    10 microfiche.
    7 folders
    System of Arrangement
    Organized into the following order: RG-10.145*01 through RG-10.145*03, Correspondence, 1939-1942; International Military Tribunal documents, RG-10.145*04; and Ministere des Anciens Combattants et Victimes de la Guerre, RG-10.145*05
    Arrangement within file units is chronological

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    Conditions on Use
    Material(s) in this collection may be protected by copyright and/or related rights. You do not require further permission from the Museum to use this material. The user is solely responsible for making a determination as to if and how the material may be used.

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    Administrative Notes

    Hedy Epstein donated the photocopies of her personal papers to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Archives in July 1994.
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