Pressman family papers
1 oversize box
3 book enclosures
- Credit Line
- United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Sonia Pressman Fuentes
The Pressman family papers include three diaries written by Hermann Pressman, in German shorthand, from 1932-1935. In his diaries, Hermann writes about daily life, economic and political changes, the violence and harassment his family endures, his escape to Belgium to live with his cousin David Mendelsohn, the process of gathering paperwork in order for his family to leave Germany, their immigration to the United States, and his experiences and challenges when they first arrive in America. The collection also includes photographs and picture postcards of the Pressman family in Germany, Poland, and Belgium including photographs of extended family in Poland, Zysia Pressman's friends, and images of Sonia, Hermann’s sister, in Belgium prior to the family's immigration in 1933.
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