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Drechsler family papers

Document | Accession Number: 2018.635.8

Correspondence, photographs, and immigration papers documenting the Holocaust-era experiences of the Drechsler family of Trnava (present day Slovakia). The bulk of the collection consists of wartime letters sent to Clara Drechsler (later Clara Kramer) in the United States from her parents Isidor and Anna Drechsler and siblings Andor, Rose, and Bela in Trnava and elsewhere in Europe. Also included is a small amount of immigration paperwork, recipes, and prewar family photographs.

Biographical material consists of a small amount of financial records, handwritten recipes, and immigration paperwork. The immigration papers include letters regarding affidavits and an undated letter from Isidor petitioning the HIAS for tickets to the United States.

Correspondence primarily consists of letters to Clara sent from her family in Trnava, Budapest, and elsewhere in Europe. Also included are letters from friends and relatives in Slovakia and other parts of Europe. The bulk of the letters are from 1939-1941.

Photographs include pre-war depictions of the Drechsler family including Bela Drechsler in his Free Czech Army uniform, Rose Drechsler and her husband Gyuri Pogany, and Clara Drechsler aboard the SS Manhattan en route to the United States in 1939.

inclusive:  1928-1996
bulk:  1939-1941
2 boxes
2 oversize folders
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Agnes Rothkopf and Holly Rothkopf
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Holly Rothkopf
Record last modified: 2021-11-10 13:05:13
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