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Guggenheim and Smali families papers

Document | Accession Number: 2016.395.1

The Guggenheim and Smali families papers consist of correspondence, memoirs, photographs, and a receipt documenting the Guggenheim family from Frankfurt am Main, Germany, and the Smali family from Merkinė, Lithuania. Correspondence includes a letter written by Malka Pugacka Smali from a Cyprus detention camp in 1947 describing a scene she witnessed in the Kovno ghetto in 1942 in which a little girl’s grandmother suggested miracles were still possible. The memoirs were written by Malka Pugacka Smali between the 1950s and 1980s and describe life in Lithuania, the Kovno ghetto, and her immigration to Israel. The photographs depict members of the Guggenheim family in Frankfurt am Main, the Pugacki family in Merkinė, and the Smali family in Israel. The receipt documents a 1939 donation to the World Zionist Organization.

inclusive:  circa 1900-1989
5 folders
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Amnon and Hadara Gonen In Memory of Malka Pugacka Smali and Dr. Karl and Irene Guggenheim
Record last modified: 2021-11-10 13:04:05
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