Eva Baumohl papers
The Eva Baumohl papers consist of biographical materials, correspondence, personal narratives, and photographs documenting Eva Baumohl’s family in Berlin, Tel Aviv, and Antwerp; her father’s and brother’s expulsion into Poland in 1938; Eva’s survival in Auschwitz with her sister Erna; and her husband, Naftali Baumohl.
Biographical materials include Eva’s wartime and postwar foreigner identification card in Belgium, her Belgian travel card for foreigners, and her son Bernard’s business card.
Correspondence include letters and postcards among Eva Baumohl, her parents, and her siblings in Berlin, Antwerp, Tel Aviv, and Krakow. The correspondence documents daily prewar life, her siblings’ and mother’s migration to Palestine, her father’s and brother’s expulsion into Zbąszyń and their neediness there, and the family’s continued efforts to emigrate from Europe and be reunited. Many of the letters and postcards are accompanied by Eva’s later annotations about the contents of the correspondence or the mood of the writers or recipients.
Personal narratives consist of four accounts of Eva’s experiences as a refugee in Belgium, at Auschwitz, on a death march, at Ravensbrück and Neustadt‐Glewe, and after liberation. The narratives include an interview conducted by her granddaughter and a testimony prepared for the Shoah Foundation.
Photographs depict Eva and Naftali Baumohl and Eva’s parents, brothers, and sisters before the war in Berlin and Belgium and after the war in Belgium.
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- United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Eva Baumohl
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