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The Museum’s Collections document the fate of Holocaust victims, survivors, rescuers, liberators, and others through artifacts, documents, photos, films, books, personal stories, and more. Search below to view digital records and find material that you can access at our library and at the Shapell Center.
Edith Mayer was born Edith Moses on Sept. 20, 1929, in Glan-Münchweiler, Germany, to Ludwig Moses (b. Apr. 10, 1901), a farmer, and Martha Heilbronn Moses (b. Sept. 27, 1905), a housewife. In Mar. 1939, she was sent on a Rothschild/Œuvre de secours aux enfants (OSE) mission to France where she spent time in a children's home of Margollier. Sponsored by the American Friends Service Committee, she came to the United States on Sept. 22, 1941, on the ship,"Serpa Pinto" as part of an USCOM transport. Her mother perished in Auschwitz; her father survived several concentration camps but died of wounds sustained in Buchenwald in June 1947.
Learn about over 1,000 camps and ghettos in Volume I and II of this encyclopedia, which are available as a free PDF download. This reference provides text, photographs, charts, maps, and extensive indexes.