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Esther Lurie papers

Document | Accession Number: 1995.A.0989.1 | RG Number: RG-24.022

The Esther Lurie papers include biographical material, restitution files, correspondence, subject files, and photographs relating to Esther’s wartime experience in the Kovno ghetto, Stuthoff concentration camp, and Leibitsch forced labor camp. The collection also includes correspondence, exhibition and publication development material, programs, and photographs relating to Esther’s professional career as an artist.

Biographical materials include Esther Lurie’s British passport and copies of her curriculum vitae.

Correspondence includes Esther Lurie’s personal and professional correspondence during and after the war. Personal correspondence includes post-war communication between Esther and her family. Professional correspondence includes material relating to exhibition development, recovering lost art, and general communications between various organizations and institutions.

Subject files include Esther’s manuscript, passes and a certificate from Aversa camp, and letters relating to people looking for survivors. Also included are notes, programs, and speeches regarding the development and opening of exhibitions, including those of Esther’s art, at various institutions. This series also includes material relating to the development of several of Esther’s books, including Jewesses in Slavery and A Living Witness.

Printed material includes newspaper clippings, articles, and magazines featuring interviews with Esther and articles featuring her artwork as well as wartime newspaper clippings and clippings from the Adolf Eichmann trial, where Esther’s drawings were used.

Photographic materials consist of prewar photographs of the Lurie family and postwar photographs of Esther and some of her artwork and exhibitions. This series also includes photographic postcards.

inclusive:  1919-1995
3 boxes
1 oversize box
1 oversize folder
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Esther Lurie
Record last modified: 2021-11-10 13:38:09
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