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Selig Pomerantz letter

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    Description
    Antisemitic letter received in 1926 by Selig Pomerantz, the donor's grandfather, while living in Detroit, MI. The letter, sent by a tenant of Mr. Pomerantz, includes disparaging remarks about Jewish families in the neighborhood. Selig Pomerantz, born 1887 in Poland, was himself a Jewish immigrant from Eastern Europe who had come to the United States in the early twentieth century. Selig settled with his wife Ida and their three children in Detroit, where he was the proprietor of a hardware store.
    Date
    1926 March 08
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Steven Pomerantz
    Collection Creator
    Selig Pomerantz
    Biography
    Selig Pomerantz (1887-1951) was born August 28, 1887 in Poland to Meyer and Anna Pomerantz. His family immigrated to the United States and settled in Michigan when he was a young child. He lived in Detroit, married Ida, and had children Meyer, Anna, and Leo.

    Physical Details

    Language
    English
    Genre/Form
    Correspondence.
    Extent
    1 folder

    Rights & Restrictions

    Conditions on Access
    There are no known restrictions on access to this material.
    Conditions on Use
    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.

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    Provenance
    Donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 2017 by Steven Pomerantz, grandson of Selig Pomerantz.
    Record last modified:
    2023-02-24 14:30:56
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