Klara Salamon papers
The Klara Salamon papers comprised documents created primarily by Salamon while she was held in the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp from 1943-1945. These papers include a diary made of toilet paper sewn together by Salamon, as well as notes and a birthday card passed between her and a friend, Nina, while both were interned in the camp. In her diary, Klara muses, in four different languages, about her friends and a particular boy named Alek in an adjacent camp whom she was attracted to. During her internment, Klara wrote love notes to Alek, which she passed to him through a friend. Ultimately, the messenger girl and Alek married after the war. Also included in this collection is one post-war document from U.S. Army Captain Dr. John Hollander asking Lieutenant Smith to please take care of Klara and her family, as Klara briefly worked in the Allied hospital set up near Magdeburg. On the basis of this note, Klara, her father, and twelve others were able to leave Germany and enter France.
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