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Kalman Clarence and Anna Farkas Gutlohn Grant family papers

Document | Accession Number: 2018.286.1

Identification papers, personal narratives, genealogy, correspondence, and photographs documenting the family history of the Gutlohn, Farkas, and Sonnenschein families of Hungary, including Kálmán Clarence Gutlohn Grant’s forced-labor experiences during World War II, and his and his wife Anna Farkas Gutlohn Grant’s immigration to the United States.

Biographical material consists of family history and genealogy related to the Gutlohn, Farkas, and Sonnenschein families, Anna’s baptism certificate, Anna and Kálmán’s marriage certificate, and the passenger list from the SS Warren Delano. Kálmán’s documents include identification cards, a leave pass for his forced-labor battalion, financial documents, a clipping about his rowing team, and French documents related to his emigration from Europe in 1947. Also included are three bound journals of Anna’s begun in 1946 and chronicle her wartime experiences in Hungary.

Kálmán’s correspondece includes a 10 page letter from Anna written while she was aboard the SS Warren Delano on her way to the United States in 1945 and postwar letters from Kálmán to friends and family in which he discusses his forced-labor experiences.

Publications consist of a Hungarian-Latin dictionary used and inscribed by Kálmán and his brother Sandor, a Felix Potin sponsored Paris metro map, and a map of the Buda Hills used by Kálmán. Also included is a copy of a drawing depicting a British, Italian, and Russian soldier squeezing the neck of a Nazi vulture. The drawing is credited to Kennedy and was displayed in the Kalman home in the United States.

Photographs consist of prewar depictions of Anna and Kálmán and their extended families, including the Gutlohns, Farkas, and Sonnenscheins, wartime photographs of Kálmán with his forced-labor battalion, and postwar family photographs in Bucharest and the United States.

inclusive:  1887-2019
1 box
1 oversize box
1 oversize folder
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Mary Aviyah Farkas
Record last modified: 2021-11-22 15:33:05
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