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Also in Lewin family collection
The collection consists of documents and artifacts surrounding the experiences of Eva Lifschitz and Jakob Lewin, before and during World War II. Included in the collection are letters and documents relating to Eva who arrived in the United Kingdom on a Kindertransport in 1939, as well as documents and artifacts related to Jakob who was in hiding in Le Chambon, France, and then given refuge in Switzerland.
The Eva and Jack Lewin family papers consist of biographical material, family correspondence, emigration and immigration material, and photographic material documenting Eva Lewin’s Kindertransport in 1939, her life in the United Kingdom, and efforts to bring her brother to the United States, along with Jack Lewin’s time hiding in France and immigration to the United States. The collection also includes documents and correspondence regarding claims for property restitution and compensation for the Lifschitz family (Eva's family) as well as documents, correspondence, a photograph, and a German passport ("Reisepass") regarding Hans Lifschitz. Biographical materials include a certificate of identity from the Swiss Confederation and a refugee card for Jack, a certificate of identity for Eva, a passport and identification card for Hans Lifschitz, along with other material relating to his death and estate, and death declarations for Theodor and Selma Lifschitz. Family correspondence includes wartime letters between Eva and her parents, Theodor and Selma, discussing life in Germany and England, and postwar letters between Eva and her brother Hans. Emigration and immigration materials include education and work papers Eva and Hans collected in preparation for immigrating to the United States. Restitution files include correspondence, lists, and invoices regarding claims for property restitution and compensation for the Lifschitz family for loss of property, education, and liberty. Photographic materials consist of wartime photographs taken in Le Chambon-sur-Lignon, France showing Jewish children who were hiding in the town and photographic postcards of France.