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Chimowicz family letters

Document | Accession Number: 2013.167.1

Consists of two letters, written by brothers Alfred and Hermann Chimowicz (later Herman Shine), from Karlsruhe, Germany, in the spring of 1946. The letters were sent to their cousin, Masha Glicenstein, who had immigrated to Palestine in 1937. The letters describe their own Holocaust experiences and those of the extended family, who were from Swarzędz (Schwersenz), Posen, Kalisz, and Łódź. Includes details of life in the Łódź and Warsaw ghettos, concentration camps Auschwitz, Stutthof, and Flossenbürg; a death march from Dresden to Theresienstadt (Terezin), and their post-war lives, including details of the wedding of Alfred's daughter, Yetta, who was marrying an UNRRA officer and immigrating to the United States. The letters are the first account of names and dates of close relatives who perished in various extermination camps and ghettos.

Date
1946-1946  (inclusive)
Language
German
Extent
2 letters.
Extent
1 folder
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Rosa Raskin
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Record last modified: 2018-02-06 14:43:14
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