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Fred Strauss papers

Document | Accession Number: 2015.533.3

The Fred Strauss papers consist of biographical materials, correspondence, photographs, and printed materials documenting Fred Strauss’ attendance at the Israelitische Waisenanstalt school in Frankfurt, his inclusion in a Kindertransport from Frankfurt to Paris in 1939, his life as a child refugee in OSE homes in France, his immigration to the United States as part of an USCOM children’s transport from Lisbon in June 1941, his mother’s death in 1943, his move to New York, and his enlistment in the United States Army.

Biographical materials include identification papers, travel papers, and medical certificates documenting Fritz’s inclusion in a Kindertransport from Frankfurt to Paris in 1939 and on the June 1941 USCOM children’s transport to America. This folder also includes two lists documenting Fritz’s travels from Miehlen to Frankfurt, through France, and to the United States.

Correspondence primarily consists of German letters to Fritz while he was a refugee in France from family and friends. This folder also includes three letters from Ida Bellet, Association for Jewish Children of Philadelphia, about Fritz’s housing situation following his mother’s death.

Photographs depict Fritz and friends in Frankfurt between 1936 and 1939, with other children in the group that traveled on the SS Mouzinho in June 1941, with friends in Pennsylvania and New York in the early 1940s, and in military uniform in 1945.

Printed materials include a brochure from the Israelitische Waisenanstalt in Frankfurt featuring a photograph with Fritz Strauss (front row, second from left), a program titled “Cirque Supermedrano, le plus grand du monde” from an OSE children’s home where Fritz stayed, a clipping titled “Orphans of the Storm” featuring a photograph of Fritz with other children aboard the SS Mouzinho bound for America, two Lisbon postcards, and an SS Mouzinho postcard.

inclusive:  circa 1932-1947
4 folders
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Sigrid Jean Ansbacher Strauss
Record last modified: 2023-06-01 11:12:23
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