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Leo Arnfeld papers

Document | Accession Number: 1990.16.99

The Leo Arnfeld papers consist of biographical materials, correspondence, photographs, and a satirical pamphlet documenting the Arnfeld family in Warsaw, Sara and Leo Arnfeld in the Warsaw ghetto, Chaim Arnfeld in Vilnius, Kobe, and Shanghai, and Leo Arnfeld’s postwar life in Munich. The collection also includes cosmetics and pharmaceutical labels and sample from Chaim Arnfeld’s pharmacy in Warsaw.
Biographical materials consist of business cards, identification papers, and a prescription documenting Chaim Arnfeld’s situation and work in Shanghai.
Correspondence consists primarily of letters and postcards from Sara Arnfeld to her husband in Kobe describing her experiences with Leo in the Warsaw ghetto. This series also includes two postcards from Holocaust survivor Abram Kadysiewicz in Szczecin and two empty envelopes from survivor Regina Gutrajch, who had been a neighbor of Sara’s and Leo’s in the ghetto, as well as a copy of Sara’s and Chaim’s 1938 wedding invitation.
Pharmacy records include product labels and samples and a letter documenting Chaim Arnfeld’s employment.
Photographs depict Leo, Chaim, and Sara Arnfeld and their family members and friends in Warsaw, the Warsaw ghetto, Vilnius, Shanghai, and Munich. This series also includes a photograph of Kanoh Ghoya, an official in the Hongkew ghetto in Shanghai.
The collection includes a 1945 pamphlet, “Good-bye Mr. Ghoya,” including a series of color cartoons by F. Melchior that parodies Kanoh Ghoya, the Hongkew ghetto official in charge of distributing temporary leave passes to ghetto residents.

inclusive:  1920-1958
1 box
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Leo Arnfeld
Record last modified: 2021-11-10 13:00:21
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