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Alfred Traum papers

Document | Accession Number: 1997.A.0153.2

The Alfred Traum papers consist of identification papers, a report card, family correspondence from Elias and Gita Traum in Vienna to their children in London, family photographs from Vienna, England, and Palestine, and a brief personal narrative documenting the Traum family from Vienna, and the family’s separation when Alfred and his sister, Ruth, were sent to England on a Kindertransport in 1939 and their parents were killed three years later in the Holocaust. Alfred’s personal narrative describes his memories of leaving his parents, staying with Mr. and Mrs. Charles Griggs of London through most of the war, learning that his family was killed in the Holocaust, volunteering to fight in the Israeli War of Independence, performing his British military service, meeting and marrying Josiane Aizenberg, moving to Haifa, and immigrating to the United States. Elias and Gitel’s letters inquire about how Alfred and Ruth are doing in England, ask them to write more often, and describe daily life in Vienna, friends’ and relatives’ emigration plans, and their hopes of joining their children soon.

inclusive:  circa 1938-1997
bulk:  1938-1942
5 folders
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Alfred Traum
Record last modified: 2023-04-11 09:46:26
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