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Eva Shmoys papers

Document | Not Digitized | Accession Number: 1995.121

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    Description
    The papers consist of two postcards sent between Martin Jahoda, a prisoner in Dachau concentration camp, and his wife, Elisabeth (Else) Jahoda in Vienna, Austria, in 1938 and two photographs of Martin and Else Jahoda in 1937.
    Date
    inclusive:  1937-1938
    Collection Creator
    Martin Jahoda
    Elisabeth Jahoda
    Biography
    Martin Jahoda was the proprietor of a family printing business in Vienna, Austria, which handled the works of Karl Kraus, the Austrian writer and literary critic who denounced National Socialism. When Martin was arrested on Kristallnacht and sent to Dachau concentration camp, his wife, Else, went to considerable lengths to find out where he was incarcerated and to plead for his release with Adolf Eichmann. Martin was eventually released and was given 24 hours to leave the country. He arranged transit to Sweden after several failed attempts to gain legal papers and was reunited there with his wife. A year later, they were granted visas to the United States where Martin established a new printing firm. Martin Jahoda died in July 1990, and Else Jahoda died in Jan. 1995.

    Physical Details

    Language
    German
    Extent
    1 folder

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    Conditions on Access
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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

    Provenance
    The papers were donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum by Eva Shmoys in 1995. Eva is the niece of Martin and Elisabeth Jahoda.
    Record last modified:
    2023-02-24 14:13:27
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