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Walter Furst correspondence

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    Description
    The Walter Furst correspondence consists of correspondence between Walter Furst at Camp Ritchie, Maryland and his brother Harry, his parents Berthalo and Louise Furst, T.E. Glaser, Herbert Meyer, Curt Sloan, Fred Furst, R.H. Stern, Werner Oppenheim, and various other friends from across the United States. The letters focus mainly on military life and other personal matters. The majority of letters are in English, but some from Walter's father are in German. Also included are two overdue notices for library books.
    Date
    inclusive:  1942-1943
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Douglas Furst
    Collection Creator
    Walter Furst
    Biography
    Walter C. Furst (1921-2007) was born on August 17, 1921 in Hildesheim, Germany to Berthalo (Bert, b. 1893 in Frankenberg, Germany) and Louise (b. 1894 in Koblenz, Germany) Furst. Berthalo and Louise were married on May 6, 1920 and had two sons: Walter and Hans (Harry, b. March 21, 1924). The family lived in Germany until they immigrated to the United States through Hamburg, Germany in 1937 and settled in New York City. Walter enlisted in the United States Army in 1942 and trained at Camp Ritchie, Maryland.

    Physical Details

    Language
    English German
    Genre/Form
    Correspondence.
    Extent
    2 folders

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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.

    Keywords & Subjects

    Personal Name
    Furst, Walter.

    Administrative Notes

    Provenance
    The Walter Furst correspondence was donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 2013 by Douglas Furst, Walter’s son.
    Record last modified:
    2023-03-02 08:30:29
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