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Larry Shalit (Schalyt-Tykotzki) family archive

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    The collection contains correspondence, immigration papers, residence permits, identification papers and other related documentation regarding the immigration of Alexander and Sima Shalit, and their son Larry, from Berlin, Germany to the United States in 1934. Also included is earlier documentation from Russia (their country of origin), photographs, and correspondence and immigration documents from other relatives in Europe. Additionally, there is correspondence between Larry Shalit and his parents while he served in the U.S. Armed Forces during World War II.
    inclusive:  1918-1968
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Nancy Silver Shalit
    Collection Creator
    Shalit family
    Alexander Shalit (born Alexander Schalyt) was born on 13 August 1895 in Vitebsk, Russia (now Vitebsk, Belarus). He had at least one brother, Norman. His family immigrated to Bialystok, Poland around 1900, and moved to the Free City of Danzig after World War I. He was a furrier by trade, and eventually moved to Berlin, Germany. Alexander married Sima Tykotzki (1898-1968), and their son Larry (1924-2009) was born on 22 October 1924. Disturbed by the rise of Nazism, the Shalits moved to Brussels, Belgium in 1933, and immigrated to the United States in 1934. They settled in Detroit, Michigan in 1935. During the 1930s and 1940s, the Shalits corresponded with other family members, including Sima’s relatives in the Tucker family (originally Tykotzki) in England and France. During World War II, Larry served in the United States Army from 1943-1946.

    Physical Details

    1 box
    System of Arrangement
    The collection is arranged as three series: Series 1: Biographical material, 1918-1968; Series 2: Immigration, 1921-1945; Series 3: Correspondence, 1928-1967.

    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.

    Keywords & Subjects

    Corporate Name
    United States. Army

    Administrative Notes

    Gift of Nancy Silver Shalit, 2015.
    Record last modified:
    2023-08-25 18:19:04
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