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Manfred Haber family papers

Document | Accession Number: 2019.392.1

The collection consists of biographical material and correspondence documenting the Holocaust-era experiences of Manfred Haber (later Fred Haber) originally of Vienna, Austria, his parents Dora and Raphael Haber, and sister Gertrude Haber. The bulk of the collection consists of letters sent to Manfred and Gertrude, who immigrated to the United States in 1939, from their parents in Vienna, Antwerp, and several concentration camps; and letters exchanged between Manfred and Gertrude while he was serving with the United States Army from 1943-1946.

Biographical material includes Manfred’s birth announcement, citizen certificate, report cards, and a personal narrative regarding his military service; Raphael and Dora’s engagement card and marriage certificate; Dora’s birth certificate and an employment reference; Raphael’s birth certificate and a documents regarding his military service; and Austrian cemetery plot documents for Haber and Gruss.

Correspondence primarily consists of letters sent to Manfred and Gertrude from their parents, and correspondence between Manfred and Gertrude after he enlisted with the United States Army. Letters from Dora and Raphael were jointly sent to Manfred and Gertrude while they were in Vienna and Antwerp, and then separately after they were sent to different concentration camps, including St. Cyprien, Les Milles, and Zelem. There are also a few letters sent by Dora and Raphael to friends or relatives. Correspondence between Manfred and Gertrude includes letters sent to her from his training in the United States and his wartime and post-war posts in Europe. There is a small amount of other correspondence of Manfred’s including letters exchanged with relatives and the United Restitution Organization.

The photograph consists of a wedding photograph of Manfred with his wife Joy Perlow.

inclusive:  1912-1963
bulk:  1938-1946
1 box
1 oversize folder
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Robert S. Haber
Record last modified: 2021-11-10 13:05:26
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