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Abraham Lewent papers

Document | Accession Number: 1989.242.32

The Abraham Lewent papers include biographical materials, correspondence, immigration materials, poems, and personal narratives documenting Abraham Lewent, the concentration camps he survived during the Holocaust, his refugee and displaced person status and job training after liberation, and his immigration to the United States.
Biographical materials include a list of the places Lewent was incarcerated, a certificate documenting his detention in Dachau, an identification card from the Feldafing displaced persons camp, a membership card for the Council of Warsaw Jews in the American Zone of Germany, a Munich public transportation pass, a notice indicating that a lung condition would delay Lewent’s Alijah, a Jewish Agency for Palestine certificate of registration, an ORT school identification card and professional testing certificate, an International Refugee Organization professional testing certificate and affidavit attesting to Lewent’s identity, Munich Jewish Community membership card, a work card, and a hospital canteen card.
Correspondence includes tracing materials from the Jewish Agency and International Refugee Organization documenting Lewent’s efforts to trace his relatives and a letter from the Yiddish Workers’ Committee in New York City documenting Yiddish books Lewent had given the Committee.
Immigration materials include correspondence with the Displaced Persons Commission, Hebrew Immigration Aid Society, and International Refugee Organization; an affidavit of support; baggage checks and tags; a news bulletin from Lewent’s transatlantic crossing; and an application initiating the naturalization process.
Writings consist of two notebooks containing Lewent’s personal poems, notes, and observations about Jewish life in Warsaw, the ghetto, and antifascist resistance. Most are in Yiddish and some are in Polish.

inclusive:  1945-1950
6 folders
Record last modified: 2023-03-01 08:18:36
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