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Herman Yablokoff papers

Document | Accession Number: 1989.58.152

The Herman Yablokoff papers include correspondence, photographs, and printed materials documenting Yablokoff’s 1947 tour of displaced persons camps in Germany, Austria, and Italy, his visit to Cuba later in the year, and, more broadly, the work of the American Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) with displaced persons.
Correspondence includes letters of introduction, gratitude, and praise for Herman Yablokoff and his performances at displaced persons camps from survivor committees, displaced persons, and JDC offices in Hallein, St. Ottilien, Bergen‐Belsen, Frankfurt, Salzburg, Rome, and Munich.
Photographs Herman Yablokoff onstage, with JDC staff, and with displaced persons; Jewish scouts; children; memorials, monuments, and cemeteries; and Zionist demonstrations. Additional JDC publicity photographs depict the JDC’s work with displaced persons in Austria, Czechoslovakia, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, and Poland.
Printed materials include an April 1947 edition of The Week in Munich: A Weekly Entertainment Guide published by the military government in Bavaria, the October‐November 1947 issue of "The JDC Digest" including an article about Yablokoff’s performances, a November 1947 program for an event Yablokoff attended in Havana, and clippings about Yablokoff’s 1947 tour and about his wife, Bella Meisel.

inclusive:  circa 1918-1964
1 box
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Anita Willens
Record last modified: 2021-11-10 13:38:50
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