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Lessing family papers

Document | Accession Number: 2017.642.1

The collection consists of biographical material, correspondence, writings and publications, family albums, and photographs documenting the history of the Lessing family, originally from the Netherlands, including Engeline Lessing’s deportation to the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp, her experiences at the Jeanne d’Arc refugee camp in Philippeville, Algeria (Skikda), her sons Ed, Fred, and Arthur Lessing’s experiences as hidden children, Ed’s time with the Dutch Resistance and hiding in the woods, and pre and post-war family history.

Date
approximately 1880-2017  (inclusive)
Language
Dutch
German
English
Extent
1 box
5 oversize boxes
1 oversize folder
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum collection, Gift of Edward Lessing, Arthur Lessing and Alfred Lessing
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Record last modified: 2018-11-19 15:47:53
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