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Les Salter papers

Document | Accession Number: 2007.205.1

The collection documents the Holocaust experiences of Ludwig Salzer (later Les Salter), originally of Vienna, Austria, as a refugee in Shanghai, China. The collection includes biographical materials and identification papers, immigration documents, correspondence, and photographs. Biographical materials include Les’s Boy Scouts Association membership card, a Shanghai vaccination certificate, a document regarding the attempt of Les’s father Hugo Salzer to send him money in Shanghai, and a clipping. Immigration paperwork includes Les’s 1938 ticket and menus from the SS Conte Rosso, the ship he sailed to Shanghai on; and a program and menus from the MN Oceania, the ship he sailed from Shanghai to Australia on in 1952. Correspondence consists of letters sent to Les in Shanghai from his parents Hugo and Theresa in Vienna and later the Opole ghetto. Photographs include depictions of Les and his friends in Shanghai, street scenes of Shanghai, and a copy of a photograph taken before he left Australia for the United States in 1953.

inclusive:  1938-1955
4 folders
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Suzan Pressler
Record last modified: 2023-02-24 14:18:38
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