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Depsztok and Apelojg families correspondence

Document | Accession Number: 2017.453.1

The Depsztok and Apelojg families correspondence includes letters exchanged among members of the Depsztok and Apelojg families in Warsaw, Poland, and the Szlomo and Syma Depsztok family in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Most of the letters date between 1936 and 1939, and postcards from the Warsaw ghetto are dated 1941. The Warsaw relatives ask about the possibility of making a living in Argentina, thank the family in Argentina for sending money, and described being taken care of by Szlomo’s and Syma’s brothers and sisters. The postcards written from the Warsaw ghetto primarily describe hunger, ask for food packages, request more correspondence, and describe feelings of abandonment. The correspondence also includes a 1933 receipt from the Polish legation in Buenos Aires for 2.50 pesos paid by Cyrla Depsztok for certificates and a 1948 letter from Moshe Apelojg explaining how he was related to the Depsztok and Apelojg families.

Date
inclusive:  1933-1948
Language
Yiddish
Polish
German
Genre/Form
Correspondence.
Extent
3 folders
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Monica Depsztok and Claudia Depsztok Monica Depstok and Claudia Depsztok In memory of the Depsztok and Apelojg families
 
Record last modified: 2020-05-27 12:50:58
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