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Litke family papers

Document | Accession Number: 2015.547.1

The Litke family papers document the experiences of Chaim Litke and Frida Hoffmann Litke in concentration camps during the Holocaust, and their post-war lives in the Eggenfelden displaced persons camp, Eggenfelden, Germany from 1945-1949. The collection includes papers from Eggenfelden, immigration and naturalization documents, restitution papers, Frida’s testimonies about her time in Auschwitz concentration camp, and photographs.

The biographical materials primarily consist of papers documenting Frida and Chaim Litke’s experiences at the Eggenfelden displaced persons camp, 1945-1949. These are chiefly documents regarding identification and work. Other papers include immigration and naturalization papers, a letter written to Frida; poems about the Holocaust written by Frida, and Frida and Chaim’s marriage certificate and ketubah.

The restitution papers include correspondence and testimonies regarding Frida and Chaim’s experiences at Auschwitz and other concentration camps. There are several testimonies of Frida’s that also include typed transcriptions.

The photographs series primarily contains photographs of Eggenfelden displaced persons camp from 1945-1949. Included are photographs of Frida and Chaim’s wedding, children, and friends and family. There are three photograph albums. The black photograph album contains some photographs from Eggenfelden, but the bulk is of friends and family in the United States. The brown and “Grinnerungen” photograph albums are primarily comprised of photographs from Eggenfelden.

Date
inclusive:  1922-1981
bulk:  1945-1981
Extent
1 box
1 oversize box
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of the Litke family
 
Record last modified: 2021-05-25 15:14:10
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