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Walter Lubran papers

Document | Accession Number: 1993.A.0009.2

The collection documents the Holocaust-era experiences of Walter Lubran, originally of Sebnitz, Germany, including his immigration to the United States in 1938, his military career during World War II, and his restitution cases against the German government regarding property claims, insurance, and pensions. Included is a small amount of biographical material related to Walter and his father Benno Lubranitzki, letters from Walter to his wife Pearl while he was overseas with the Army, restitution paperwork, and a small amount of pre-war family photographs.

Biographical material includes the affidavit by Abraham Fingerhut for Walter’s visa to immigrate to the United States, documents related to Walter’s military career, and a copy of a family history of Walter and his parents. Also included are copies of paperwork related to the forced sale of Benno Lubranitzki’s property by Nazi Germany and a family tree.

Correspondence primarily consists of letters sent by Walter to his wife Pearl while he was overseas in 1945. Letters from 20 May 1945, 15 June 1945, 26/27 June 1945, and 27 July 1945 all contain pressed flowers housed separately (can be viewed digitally only). Other letters consist of a 1936 letter from an unknown sender and recipient and a 1945 postcard received by Erich Plocki, the brother of Walter’s sister Alice’s husband, inquiring about the fate of Alice and Robert.

Restitution papers consist of extensive paperwork and correspondence of claims by Walter to the German government regarding the forced sale of his father’s business and assets, insurance, and pensions.

Photographs include prewar depictions of Walter with his family and his parent’s store in Sebnitz.

inclusive:  1915-2016
2 boxes
1 oversize folder
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Bernard Lubran
Record last modified: 2023-02-27 15:22:36
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