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Werner and Trudy Coppel papers

Document | Accession Number: 1999.9

The Werner and Trudy Coppel papers include correspondence, identification papers, and printed materials documenting the couple’s status in Berlin after the war as displaced persons and victims of fascism and their immigration to the United States.
Correspondence includes a letter and five telegrams to the Coppels from the American Consulate in Berlin about their immigration and two letters of appreciation for Werner Coppel from the American Joint Distribution Committee and from the captain of the troop transport ship General J.H. McRae.
Identification papers include identity cards issued to the Coppels by the Main Committee of the Victims of Fascism and by the French High Command in Germany, displaced persons index cards issued by the Allied Expeditionary Forces, and a United States Consulate immigration form showing Werner Coppel’s quota and registration number.
Printed materials include a March 8, 1946 copy of Der Kurier containing an article about the Coppels’ wedding, described as the first Jewish wedding in Berlin after the war, and a copy of a 1946 newsletter published in the Schlachtensee displaced persons camp in Berlin and describing the Wittenau displaced persons camp.

Date
inclusive:  1945-1949
Extent
3 folders
 
Record last modified: 2021-11-10 12:59:19
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