Advanced Search

Learn About The Holocaust

Special Collections

My Saved Research




Skip to main content

Gela Jane Benton message

Document | Not Digitized | Accession Number: 1993.125.3

Search this record's additional resources, such as finding aids, documents, or transcripts.

No results match this search term.
Check spelling and try again.

results are loading

0 results found for “keyward

    Gela Jane Benton message


    Gela Jane Benton, wife of Erich Benton, received this coded message in the USA from her father in Germany. Erich and Gela Benton emigrated from Germany to the United States in 1938. Mrs. Benton and her father had prearranged that this message would be sent if he was in danger. Mrs. Benton's father presumably perished during the Holocaust. Handwritten message reads (in translation): "The doll's father Peter said [words in shorthand] We are going far away. Greetings, Father."
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of the Estate of Gela Jane Benton
    Collection Creator
    Gela J. Benton
    Gela Jane Benton her husband Erich Benton emigrated from Germany to the United States in 1938. Her father likely perished during the Holocaust.

    Physical Details

    1 Notes.

    Rights & Restrictions

    Conditions on Access
    There are no known restrictions on access to this material.
    Conditions on Use
    The Museum is in the process of determining the possible use restrictions that may apply to material(s) in this collection.

    Administrative Notes

    Received by Gela Jane Benton from her father, Germany. Found by Glen R. Bernfield (Executor of the Estate of Gela Jane Benton) while disposing of personal property in Mrs. Benton's apartment, February-March 1993. Donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 1993 by the Estate of Gela Jane Benton, via Glen R. Bernfield.
    Record last modified:
    2023-02-24 12:53:52
    This page:

    Download & Licensing

    In-Person Research

    Contact Us