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Karpfen family papers

Document | Accession Number: 2017.530.1

The Karpfen family papers primarily consist of letters from the Karpfen family in Janczyn, Poland (now Ivanovka, Ukraine, near Peremyshlyany) to Jack and Ruth Karp in New York between 1927 and 1941. The letters emphasize the difficulties they experience in their small town; thank Jack for money orders, packages of clothing, and newspapers he sent; and request more money and newspapers. In his final letter, Jack’s father writes that his mother goes to sleep holding their granddaughter’s baby picture. The correspondence files also include letters from Ruth’s family, the Katzensteins. The collection also includes photographs (six original and two copy prints) depicting the Karpfen family in Janczyn, Poland, and receipts for money transfers Jack sent to his family in Poland.

inclusive:  1919-1941
1 box
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Sandra Dugoff In memory of the Karpfren family of Janczyn, Poland
Record last modified: 2020-07-14 14:14:43
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