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Spanier family collection

Document | Accession Number: 2006.313.1

Consists of correspondence, documents, realia, manuscripts, and photographs related to the Holocaust experiences of the Spanier family, originally of Berlin, Germany. Dr. Lothar Spanier (who went by John L. Spanier in the United States) immigrated to the United States in 1939, but his parents, Rabbi Meier Spanier and Charlotte Mayer Spanier, committed suicide in 1942, to avoid deportation. The collection includes Rabbi Spanier's memoirs, written from 1920s-1934, correspondence between Germany and the United States from 1939-1942, and documents regarding John Spanier's attempts to obtain employment in the United States. Also includes John Spanier's colors (ribbon and medallion) of the KC Blaetter German-Jewish youth organization.

Date
1898-1960
Language
English
German
Extent
3 boxes
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Lori and Steven Ross
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Record last modified: 2016-11-04 10:00:41
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