Herbert Siperstein papers
The Herbert Siperstein papers consist of correspondence and photographs documenting the Pick family from Vienna, Josefine Siperstein and Elise Pick’s unsuccessful effort to emigrate aboard the S.S. St. Louis, family members’ efforts to help them immigrate to the United States, and efforts to locate Josefine Siperstein after her death at Auschwitz.
Correspondence includes letters to Herbert Siperstein from his mother aboard the S.S. St. Louis and then settled in Mirabeau, correspondence with the U.S. State Department and refugee aid agencies, a carbon copy of a letter from Helen Grossman to President Roosevelt pleading her mother and sister’s case, and notices from the French police regarding travel permission and lack of travel permits.
Photographs include Herbert Siperstein’s passport photograph, a picture of Elise Pick with her daughters Josefine Siperstein and Helen Grossman in Vienna, and a picture of Josefine Siperstein in Mirabeau, France.
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