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Goldlust family papers

Document | Accession Number: 2002.471.2

Documents, correspondence, and photographs regarding the Holocaust experiences of the Goldlust family of Konstanz, Germany including Manja Goldlust and her children Paula and Leo’s deportations to the Gurs and Rivesaltes internment camps in France, correspondence from the camps with Manja’s husband Bernhard Goldlust in England, and Bernhard’s attempts to help them immigrate to England.

Biographical material consists of Bernhard’s Foreigner passport (Fremden Pass), primarily postwar identification documents of Paula (some documents place her birth as 1928), an affidavit and related documents regarding Bernhard’s attempts to help his family flee Germany, a receipt issued to Leo after he retrieved his father’s belongings in London in 1951, and identification documents issued to Paula’s future husband Abraham Blitzblau.

Correspondence consists of letters, postcards, and telegrams exchanged between Bernhard in London and Manja, Paula, and Leo in Gurs and Rivesaltes and from the children after they were released.

The photographs include a prewar image of the Goldlust family, wartime photographs taken at Château du Masgelier, Paula’s 1947 passport photograph, and a 1997 portrait of Paula with her children and grandchildren. Also included is a postwar 1945 image depicting Abraham Blitzblau’s brother Daniel in a white coat at the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp observing Germans burying Jewish victims.

inclusive:  1934-1997
bulk:  1939-1947
1 box
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Paula Goldlust Blue
Record last modified: 2023-04-11 09:50:50
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