Handkerchief embroidered with a landscape and a Star of David owned by a survivor of several concentration camps
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Also in Laura Sternberger and Adolf Preizler collection
The collection consists of a handkerchief, correspondence, documents, a poetry manuscript, and photographs relating to the experiences of Laura Sternberg, originally from Kostrina, Czechoslovakia, who was interned in Auschwitz, Neuengamme and Bergen-Belsen concentration camps, and her husband Adolf Preizler, originally from Marmosch, Romania, who was interned in Auschwitz, Mauthausen, and Melk concentration camps durng and after the Holocaust.
The Laura Sternberger and Albert Preizler papers include biographical materials, correspondence, and photographs documenting the Sternberger family from Kostrina, Czechoslovakia, their Steinberg relatives who had immigrated to the United States, the Preizler family from Sighetu Marmației, Romania, and their Einhorn relatives who had moved to England and the United States. Biographical materials include Izak Steinberg’s Czechoslovak military booklet, transatlantic ticket, and United States immigrant identification card, and Laura Sternberger’s Brit Chalutzim Datiim membership card, notebook containing addresses and notes, menu from her Atlantic crossing, and poetry notebook. This series also includes photocopies of Markus and Lena Steinberg’s marriage registration, a photograph of Laura Sternberger with her aunt Golda, a postcard from Laura’s and Albert’s honeymoon, and a Lefkowitz family tree. Most of the correspondence series consists of postwar letters from Bertha Steinberg in New York to Laura in Sweden; from Izak Steinberg to Laura; from Laura to Bertha, Izak, and Lorraine; and from Morris Sternberger at Bad Gastein to Laura, Bertha, Izak, and a niece. There are additional postwar letters from Rudolph Steinberg, Lorraine and Sheldon Weitzen, and Aunt Millie. Many of the Hungarian letters are accompanied by English translations. This series also includes two prewar letters from Izak Steinberg and a translation of a prewar letter from Louis Steinberg. Photographs depict members of the Preizler and Steinberg families primarily in postwar Europe and America, including Laura in Sweden and Albert in Feldafing and Prien. This series also includes a map depicting the progress of the 4th Infantry Division from Luxembourg to Bavaria.