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Mayer family correspondence

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    The Mayer family correspondence consists of sixteen letters from Babette Mayer and Paula Hein in Bollendorf and Wolfenbüttel; Moritz Mayer in Liège; and Berta Lazard in Differdingen, Avallon, and Verteuil to their family members in the United States. The letters describe conditions in Germany, Belgium, and France and ask for emigration help.
    inclusive:  1938-1941
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Suzanne Tarica
    Collection Creator
    Mayer family
    Suzanne Tarica was born Suzanne Mayer in Nice in 1940 to Daniel and Renée Mayer. Daniel Mayer was the youngest of eight children of Salomon (1865-1932) and Babette Mayer (1863-1942) of Bollendorf. His brothers and sisters were Moritz (Maurice), Paula, Netta, Max, Julius, Salli, and Berta. Moritz lived in Malmedy and Liège with his wife Mimi and son Carlo. He died at Auschwitz in 1943. Paula lived with her husband Leo Hein and daughters Helen and Friedl in Cochem, then with her mother in Bollendorf and Wolfenbüttel, and died at Belzec in 1942. Netta immigrated to the United States in 1937 or 1938 with her husband Karl Mayer and their son Walter and settled in St. Louis. Max immigrated to the United States in 1936 with his wife Hedy and sons Fredy and Kurt and settled in De Soto, near St. Louis. Julius died at Verdun near the end of World War I. Salli left for Palestine in 1936 with his wife Else and sons Micha and Gadi. Berta lived with her husband Siegmund Lazard and daughter Renée in Differdingen (Differdange, Luxembourg), Avallon, and Verteuil. She died at Auschwitz in 1942. Daniel moved to Nice in 1935 and survived the war with his wife Renée and older daughter Suzanne in hiding in Nice and then by sneaking into Switzerland. Suzanne immigrated to the United States in 1964.

    Physical Details

    1 folder
    System of Arrangement
    The Mayer family correspondence is arranged as a single series: I. Mayer family correspondence, 1938-1941

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    Administrative Notes

    Suzanne Tarica donated the Mayer family correspondence to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 2007.
    Funding Note
    The cataloging of this collection has been supported by a grant from the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany.
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    2023-02-24 14:25:06
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