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    Contains photographs and passports documenting the experiences if Dyno Lowenstein, who escaped via Marseille with the assistance of the Emergency Rescue Committee. Includes photographs of the donor's parents, Kurt and Mara Lowenstein.
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    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Dyno Lowenstein
    Collection Creator
    Dyno Lowenstein
    Dyno Lowenstein is the son of Kurt and Mara Lowenstein. His father served as a representative of the Social Democratic Party in the Berlin Reichstag. The family fled from Germany to France after the Nazi seizure of power. Kurt died in Paris in May, 1939. At the time of the German invasion of France in May 1940, Dyno was in Toulouse arranging his discharge from the French army. Following his release, he found his mother in Montauban. They heard that they were among a select few refugees that had obtained American visitors visas that had been signed by President Roosevelt. Through word of mouth they learned of the existence of the Emergency Rescue Committee headed by Varian Fry. Dyno immediately traveled to Marseilles to meet with the committee. With their assistance, Dyno and his mother left France on board the converted cargo ship, the Capitaine Paul-Lemerle, on March 25, 1941, traveling to Martinique. From Martinique they sailed aboard the Duc D'Aumale to New York.

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    Photograph. Passports.
    1 folder

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    Material(s) in this collection may be protected by copyright and/or related rights. You do not require further permission from the Museum to use this material. The user is solely responsible for making a determination as to if and how the material may be used.

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    Donated to the USHMM in 1991 by Dyno Lowenstein.
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