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Jacobson and David families papers

Document | Accession Number: 2014.424.1

The Jacobson and David families papers consist of correspondence, photographs, and poetry books
documenting the Jacobson and David families of Liepāja, Latvia; Paula Jacobson Sandler’s youth in
Liepāja; Meyer and Nanny David’s exile to Siberia; and Meyer David’s last years in Minsk, Tallinn, and
Nemenčinė.

Correspondence is primarily addressed to Paula Sandler and her daughter Milly Bennie in South Africa
from Meyer and Nanny David in Europe and documents the Davids’ refuge in Riga during World War I,
pre-World War II Europe described as a powder keg, the Davids’ postwar life in Saldus, their second
Siberian exile in Kazachinskoye (Krasnoyarsk province), Nanny’s death, and Meyer’s visits to relatives in
Minsk and Tallinn before settling in Nemenčinė. Photographs depict Meyer and Nanny David and Moritz
Jacobson. Two poetry books documenting Paula Jacobson Sandler’s youth in Latvia.

Date
inclusive:  circa 1895-1959
Extent
8 folders
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Isme Bennie
 
Record last modified: 2022-07-28 17:51:20
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