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Rachel and Harvey Goldfarb collection

Document | Accession Number: 2000.421.2

The Rachel and Harvey Goldfarb collection relates to the wartime and postwar experiences of Rachel and Dina Mutterperl, Harvey Goldfarb, and a family friend, Berel Rostein. The collection consists of identification and naturalization documents for Dina Mutterperl and Rachel Mutterperl, 1945-1947, 1953; Red Cross documents relating to the fate of Shlomo Mutterperl, 1994; a transcript, in Hebrew, of an oral history interview with Dina Mutterperl, undated; correspondence and transcripts of speeches given at the commemoration of the 60th year of the liberation of the Wiesengrund concentration camp, April 16-17, 2005; various newspaper clippings and printouts of website pages, 2004-2005; and two undergraduate college papers that feature the experiences of Rachel and Harvey Goldfarb, written by Aimee Povich, entitled “Ethics and the Holocaust, Part 1 and Part 2,” 2004-2005.

The photographs include pre-war photographs of the Mutterperl family and friends in Dokszyce, Poland (present day: Dokšycy, Belarus), circa 1920s-1945. The photographs also include a photograph of an Israeli soldier from Dokszyce, whom the Mutterperls met after crossing the Alps, July 1945 and Rachel Mutterperl and friends at the Santa Cesarea displaced persons camp in Italy, 1945-1947.

The two photographs of Berel Rotstein, a friend of Dina Mutterperl, include an image of Berel standing on the right, inside the barracks of the Buchenwald concentration camp after liberation, and Berel standing outside in the Santa Cesarea displaced persons camp. Both photographs include an inscription on the reverse written by Berel Rostein to Dina Mutterperl, in Yiddish, June-July 1946.

Date
inclusive:  1918-2005
Extent
1 box
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Rachel Golfarb
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Rachel Goldfarb
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Rachel Mutterperl Goldfarb
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Record last modified: 2019-09-30 10:02:50
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