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Lilly Isaacs diaries and photographs

Document | Accession Number: 1995.88.5

This collection includes three diaries created and written by Lilly Isaacs while imprisoned in the Sömmerda labor camp from 1944 until after liberation in 1945. During her imprisonment Lilly worked in a munitions factory where she used materials from the factory, such as paint and paper, to make her diaries. In the diaries Lilly writes about being separated from her family at Auschwitz, missing her family, air raids, the development of the war, her experiences in Sömmerda, and liberation. The diaries also include poetry. The collection also includes photographs taken in 1940 of Elizabeth Engel and her two children, Goti and Judith, who perished at Auschwitz, and two photographs of Lilly and her husband, George Isaacs, before the war in Hungary and after the war in a DP camp in Austria.

Date
1940-1946
Language
Hungarian
Genre/Form
Diaries.
Photographs.
Extent
1 folder
1 oversize box
2 book enclosures
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Lilly Klein Isaacs
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Record last modified: 2019-01-15 16:07:38
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