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Vakar family collection

Document | Accession Number: 2016.389.1

Correspondence, memoirs, manuscripts, news clippings, postcards, and other documents and materials related to the immigration of the Vakar family from France to the United States in 1940-1941, as well as the role of the American aid workers who helped them, Martha and Waitstill Sharp. Collection includes postcards and correspondence from the period of their immigration, later memoirs written by various members of the family recounting their experiences during their escape and their arrival in the United States, as well as news clippings and other material from later commemorations of the Sharps' activities, including a reunion in 1990 of those who were saved by their actions.

Date
1925-2013  (inclusive)
Extent
1 box
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Catherine V. Chvany
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Record last modified: 2018-02-06 13:54:47
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