- Credit Line
- United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Henry Wachs
Record last modified: 2017-11-03 09:52:55
This page: https://collections.ushmm.org/search/catalog/irn564885
Also in Wachs family collection
The collection consists of a typewriter, correspondence, documents, and photographs relating to the experiences of Henry Wachs and his family before the Holocaust in Mrotschen (today Mrocza, Poland) and 1916 in Berlin, Germany. and during the Holocaust in Belgium, Great Britain, Australia, Palestine, and the United States.
Date: approximately 1916-approximately 1942
Hermes Baby typewriter with detachable lid, purchased circa 1937, and used by Henry (Heinz) Wachs to write letters.
The Henry (Heinz) Wachs family papers consist of correspondence, documents, and photographs related to his family’s life in Prussia and Germany (Berlin) in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, his education and training as a typesetter and graphic designer during the 1930s, his immigration to the United States as a response to Nazi persecution in 1938, and his subsequent efforts to help his brother, parents, and other relatives emigrate. Also documented are the experiences of his brother, Alfred, in emigration and as a detainee in internment camps in England and Australia, 1940-1942; as well as his parents in emigration in Belgium, and his father’s internment by the Nazis in France, 1940-1942.