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John William Fisher papers

Document | Accession Number: 2019.261.1

The collection documents the Holocaust-era experiences of John Fisher (formally Hanus Fischer) and his family, originally from Pilsen, Czechoslovakia, and his mother Martha Fischer’s (née Schwarz) family of Pilsen and Cham, Germany. Biographical material of the Fischer and Schwarz families includes identification documents; birth, marriage, and death certificates; report cards; restitution paperwork; employment papers; passport; and Josef Fischer’s naturalization certificate. Correspondence primarily consists of pre-war and wartime letters from Josef and his family in Pilsen and Budapest to Josef’s sister Erna and her husband Otto Dub in Shanghai, China. Photographs consist of a wartime depiction of John and his mother both wearing yellow stars on their clothing and of Wilhelm Schwarz’s tombstone.

Date
inclusive:  1884-1974
Extent
2 oversize folders
1 box
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Iris Fisher
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Record last modified: 2019-12-05 20:56:00
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