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Lehmann family papers

Document | Accession Number: 1995.A.0095

The Lehman family papers document the experience of Arthur Lehmann and his son, Richard, through their imprisonment at the Ferramonti concentration camp in southern Italy, and later as refugees in Fort Ontario. Included in the papers is Arthur’s handwritten memoir, entitled "Scenes of Life in Ferramonti." Another memoir, from Ruth Gruber, titled "I Went to the Soviet Arctic", is also in the papers. Other items include drawings of the room Arthur stayed in while at Fort Ontario, originals and copies of correspondence, autobiographical notes, photographs, and various newspaper clippings.

The Lehmann family papers contain primarily documents concerning Arthur and Richard Lehmann’s imprisonment at Ferramonti di Tarsia concentration camp. This includes the handwritten, German, memoir written by Arthur entitled Scenes of Life in Ferramonti. Another memoir, written by Ruth Gruber titled I Went to the Soviet Arctic, is also included. Other items originate from Richard and Arthur’s stay at Fort Ontario, such as drawings of his room, correspondence and instructions concerning their refugee status, and articles written by Arthur intended for the local newspaper, the Ontario Chronicle. The collection also contains copies of correspondence written by Arthur’s sisters, Ida and Regina, written while Arthur was in Ferramonti. Also included are photographs from Ferramonti. The second box of the collection contains photocopies of the original papers found in box one.

Date
inclusive:  1941-1994
bulk:  1941-1946
Extent
2 boxes
2 boxes
 
Record last modified: 2021-05-05 11:29:06
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