Anita Epstein papers
The Anita Epstein papers contain photographs and documents concerning Salek and Eda Kuenstler's efforts to place Anita, their infant daughter, in hiding during the Holocaust. Documents include letters from Eda and Salek begging the Zendler family to hide Anita as their own child for the duration of the war and notes promising payment for her safety. Also included is a tag worn by Anita while aboard the USS Taylor and a note to Anita from a member of the Zendler family after a reunion visit in 1985. Many of the photographs in this collection depict Anita while she was in hiding with the Zendler family as a baby and toddler. One image shows Anita with Sophia Zendler on the day of her baptism as a Catholic in a baptismal gown and with a cross around her neck. Images of Anita reunited with her mother and at the displaced persons camp in Selb are also included in this collection, as is a photograph of Anita, Eda, and Sophia in 1985.
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