Henry Kis papers
Contains approximately 100 letters and postcards, dated 1936-1939, from relatives and friends addressed to Heinz Kis, living in Palestine. Much of the correspondence is from his parents in Eisenach, Germany.
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- United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Molly Kis
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Also in Henry Kis collection
The collection consists of a handkerchief holder and correspondence relating to the experiences of Heinz (later Henry) Kis who emigrated from Germany to Palestine in 1936 and the Kis family in Germany before and during the Holocaust.
Green case stamped handkerchiefs owned by Heinz Kis, which he might have brought with him to Palestine when he emigrated from Eisenach, Germany in 1936. In January 1933, Adolf Hitler became the chancellor of Germany and anti-Jewish laws were implemented. In 1936, Heinz, 22, and his brother Alfred, 15, secured a visa from the British government, which governed Palestine under a United Nations mandate. The visa did not cover their parents Samuel and Frieda. In September 1939, Germany invaded Poland and Heinz lost contact with his parents and relatives in Germany. In May 1942, Heinz’s parents were deported to Belzyce ghetto in Poland and perished.