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Ilse and Horst Abraham papers

Document | Accession Number: 2016.538.10

The Ilse and Horst Abraham papers include biographical materials, correspondence, and photographs documenting Ilse Abraham from Rastenburg, Germany, Horst (Harry) Abraham from Leipzig, Germany, their families, their immigration to Ecuador in the late 1930s, their daughter, Ruth, and their immigration to the United States in 1948.

Biographical materials include Ilse Abraham’s personal narrative about her years in Germany and South America and immigration to the United States in 1948, and a passport, birth certificate, family tree, and three mourning books documenting Ilse’s family in Germany.

Correspondence includes a brief note from Ilse’s cousin Inge (“Puppi”) to her father, a 1943 letter from Ilse to Horst in Ambato, two postwar letters about the Jewish community in Rastenburg, Germany, and a 2009 letter from Inge to Ilse about family photographs.

Photographs document Inge’s and Harry’s prewar lives in Germany and wartime lives in Ecuador.

inclusive:  circa 1909-2011
1 box
1 book enclosure
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Ruth Abraham
Record last modified: 2023-04-11 09:54:10
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