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Brust family papers

Document | Accession Number: 1992.13.11

The Brust family papers document the wartime and post-war experiences of Elek Brust, Livia Brust, and their daughter Eva Brust in Hungary and later the United States. The papers contain correspondence, identification and immigration papers, restitution paperwork, family photographs, and Eva’s poesie book / autograph book.

Biographical materials include identification documents, immigration documents and restitution paperwork. Items of note include two membership identification cards for the Dohány-utcai templomi (Dohany Street temple), 1935; identification papers for Elek Brust, 1941-1944; copy of death certificate for Szereu (Serena) Schwarcz, 1942; three Schutz-passes for the Brust family initiated by Raoul Wllenberg, August 24, 1994; two certificates issued by the Swedish embassy exempting Lilly and Eva Brust from wearing the yellow star, August 24, 1944; a transfer ticket for Elek and Eva Brust, 1944; a certificate of release for Elek Brust, September 22, 1944; reissued birth certificates for Elek Brust and Eva Brust, 1946; applications for nonimmigrant visas for Elek, Livia, and Eva Brust, May 19, 1947; Elek Brust’s United States declaration of intention, May 2, 1952; naturalization certificate for Elek Brust, 1953; copy of two death certificates: Elek Brust, February 1, 1957, and Adolf Schwarcz, March 31, 1959; an inventory of Brust family household goods, undated; and restitution paperwork for the Brust family, 1961,1993-1994.

The correspondence series includes letters and postcards written in Hungarian by Elek Brust to his wife Livia Brust, 1933-1942; postcards; and letters relating to immigration, passports, and property in Hungary, 1946-1955. The financial materials series includes a bank deposit book, 1938-1944. A drawing of the Brust family bookplate is also include among the papers.

The printed materials series include a newspaper clipping; segments of three unknown songbooks, undated; the passenger list of the R.M.S. Mauretania, May 21, 1947; and the 82nd Congress, 1st Session H. Con. Res. 145 document dated July 26, 1951, which grants the status of permanent resident of the United States to the Brust family.

The Brust family photographs include photographs of the Elek, Livia, and Eva Brust in Hungary, as well as various unidentified friends and family members, 1914-1951, bulk dates circa 1930s-1940s. Images of the grave of Béla Brust, an unidentified grave yard, and a rubble filled street are also included.

Eva Brust’s poesie book, 1942-1946, includes entries from friends and family members including Elek Brust, Eva Brust, Terez Pimler, Penter Panczno, Istvan Vogel, Geza Fischer, Rozsi Fischer, Marta Deutsch, Oskar Deutsch, Istvan Deutsch, Gyula Falkai, Gloria Hidveghy, Eva Penres, Eva Szerres, Panni Deveny, Edit Veres, Judith Szilagyi, and Zsuzsa Urbach.

inclusive:  1914-1955
1 box
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Eva Brust Cooper
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