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Vamos family papers

Document | Accession Number: 2017.335.1

The collection documents the Holocaust-era experiences of Arthur and Ruth Vamos, originally of Breslau, Germany (now Wrocław, Poland), as they emigrated from Germany to Glasgow, Scotland in 1939 and to the United States in 1946. The collection includes biographical material such as identification papers, marriage certificates, and Arthur’s British Army papers; immigration documents; correspondence; restitution paperwork; photographs; and two publications.

Correspondence includes letters written to Arthur and Ruth from his parents still in Breslau, a letter from Arthur to Ruth while he was serving in the army, letters from relatives and friends sent to Arthur and Ruth, and a telegram from Ruth to Arthur announcing the birth of their daughter Maureen in 1941.

Photographs include pre-war depictions of the Vamos and Haack families, wartime images of Arthur, Ruth, and Maureen in the United Kingdom, and Arthur in military uniform.

The publications consist of a driving map of the British Isles and a Jewish prayer book issued to members of the British Army.

inclusive:  1907-2013
2 boxes
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Maureen Vamos Lighthall
Record last modified: 2023-08-25 09:02:55
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