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Margit Meissner papers

Document | Accession Number: 2007.359.1

The Margit Meissner papers contain documents and photographs collected by Margit Meissner when she served as a German Youth Activities (GYA) director with the US Army of Occupation in 1947-1948. Included in the collection are documents outlining the duties and goals of the GYA, as well as correspondence to Meissner outlining her responsibilities, and a letter of recommendation. Also included is a book request, with comments on how one particular book would not serve as useful propaganda for democracy. The photographs capture some moments from the GYA’s book drive and shoe donation, and also of landscapes depicting postwar destruction. The publications are clippings of the Nuremberg Post newspaper and the Young World newsletter, discussing the GYA, and various clippings of Victory magazine.

inclusive:  1947-1948
5 folders
1 oversize folder
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Margit Meissner
Record last modified: 2021-11-10 13:39:21
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