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Ruth Engelhardt Spivack Meyers papers

Document | Accession Number: 2017.311.1

The Ruth Engelhardt Spivack Meyers papers consist of biographical material, correspondence, subject files, and photographs relating to the experiences of Ruth Engelhardt who lived in the Montmorency OSE home in France prior to being sent on a 1941 USCOM transport to the United States, where she lived with the Spivack family in Cleveland. After the war, her mother, Helene Engelhardt, immigrated to the United States and they lived in New York.

Biographical materials include a certificate of naturalization for the United States, a United States passport, and ID photographs for Helene Engelhardt as well as a baby book, birth certificate, certificate of naturalization for the United States, and a death certificate for Ruth Engelhardt.

Correspondence includes Ruth's wartime and post-war correspondence with her mother. During the war they were able to exchange several Red Cross letters and after the war Ruth wrote weekly letters to her mother. This series also includes letters from Joe, Gladys, and Sherry Spivack to Helene and Ruth.

Subject files include school records relating to Ruth’s education and career as a nurse and certificates for Helene and Ruth’s inscriptions on the American Immigrant Wall of Honor from The Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation. This series also includes material regarding the Spivack’s involvement in the Organization for Rehabilitation through Training (ORT). They were very involved in Jewish philanthropy.

Photographs include wartime photographs of Ruth and the Spivack’s and post-war photographs of Ruth as well as several photo books and a photo album.

inclusive:  1934-2015
2 boxes
1 book enclosure
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Glenn Meyers and Debbie Smith
Record last modified: 2022-07-28 18:15:02
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