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Wachs family papers

Document | Accession Number: 2016.443.1

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.

Date
1850-2015  (inclusive)
1920-1950  (bulk)
Genre/Form
Photographs.
Extent
5 boxes
1 oversize folder
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Henry Wachs
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Record last modified: 2018-02-01 09:01:02
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