Pressel family papers
Consists of letters and documents related to the Holocaust experiences of the family of Joseph and Miriam Pressel, who, with son Philip, were originally of Belgium, and the experiences of their immediate and extended families. The Pressels fled Belgium for France in 1939 and survived the war in Marseille, Lyon, and Paris. Includes wartime letters from the Pressels to Eli Schwerner, an uncle of Miriam in New York, requesting help to escape. Also includes similar wartime letters to Susi Pantzer, niece of Joseph Pressel, who lived in London, as well as letters to and from other family members. Most of the letters are translated into English and printed in a book, "They are Still Alive" by Philip Pressel, which is included in the collection. Also includes post-war letters, including one in which the family writes to Eli to let him know they have survived. Also includes an oral history interview with Miriam Pressel Groner and notes and work done by Joseph Pressel who, after the war, developed a system of Hebrew shorthand.
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- United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Philip Pressel
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Sound recording on vinyl record of Abba Eban's address before the Security Council of the United Nations on June 6, 1967.
Sound recording on vinyl record titled "Voices Toward Peace/From the Official Archives of The United Nations/Ralph Bellamy, Narration."
Sound recording on vinyl record titled "Martha Schlamme sings Israeli Folk Songs."
Set of four 78 rpm records from the United Nations Archives Photographic and Sound Recording Unit. The records contain a recording of the U.N. General Assembly's 207th Plenary Meeting, held in Israel on 11 May 1949. Each record is double-sided except for the last one (side #7).
Children's lesson book, "Lisons!", published in Paris, with leather case. Owned by Philip Pressel while in hiding.
Contains correspondence from Charlotte Hamel (donor’s paternal aunt) and Helen Peiper Pressel (donor’s grandmother) to Charlotte’s daughter Suzy Pantzer in London; a letter about Moses Schwerner (donor’s maternal grandfather); and documents, notebooks, and school workbooks written by Joseph Pressel (donor’s father) about a Hebrew stenography system, which he started writing while the family was in hiding in France.