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Switzer family papers

Document | Accession Number: 2018.392.1

The collection documents the pre-war, wartime, and postwar experiences of the Switzer family, originally of Zagreb, Yugoslavia (Croatia) including their flight from Zagreb to Italy in 1941, their trek from Aprica, Italy to the Swiss border in 1943, and their immigration to the United States in 1949. Included are report cards of Arthur Switzer; identification papers including birth, citizenship, and marriage certificates; immigration and naturalization papers; and travel permits used to leave Zagreb for Italy in 1941. Also included is a photograph of Arthur, Frieda, and their son Steven Switzer in Aprica in 1943, a contemporary list compiled of the names of Jews who left Aprica in 1943 to seek asylum in Switzerland, and a small amount of documents related to Frieda’s brother John and his wife Margarete Roman.

inclusive:  1914-2010
bulk:  1914-1955
7 folders
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Steven Switzer
Record last modified: 2021-11-10 13:04:58
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