Kurt Gutfreund papers
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- United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Kurt Gutfreund
The Kurt Gutfreund papers consist of postcards, receipts, notes, and other documents relating to Kurt Gutfreund’s imprisonment in the Theresienstadt concentration camp from 1943-1945 with his mother Hildegard. The postcards and receipts primarily document packages Hildegard’s sister sent to Kurt and Hildegard in Theresienstadt. Some of the postcards include coded messages from Hildegard in the addressee field requesting specific foods in the next package (for example “Dear Onion” to indicate she wanted onions). Additional postcards from the Gutfreunds and others in Theresienstadt provide general information about their lives in the camp. The collection also includes a Czech registration and repatriation certificate issued to Kurt following the Holocaust and a certificate documenting Hildegard’s classification as Jewish by the Nazi regime based on her mother’s parent’s religion.
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