Michael Kay collection
Consists of postwar papers and photographs related to the Holocaust experiences of Michael Kay, originally of Vilna (Vilnius), Lithuania. In 1933, Michael moved to Paris, then relocated to Bourbon-L'Archambault, France, and, in 1942, fled across the Spanish border and joined the British Army, participating in the liberation of Bergen-Belsen. Includes photographs of Kay's parents, his "Autobiographical Sketch," documents related to his immigration and naturalization, as well as a copy of the Louisville Courier-Journal Magazine of April 3, 1983, containing an article written by Joan Kay about her husband, entitled "Homecoming for a Fugitive."
Accretion: British passport issued to Michael Kay, various wartime and immediate post-war identification papers for Michael Kay; select military papers documenting Michael Kay's military service; documents relating to Michael Kay's nationality, various photographs, Michael Kay's US educational papers.
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- United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Catherine Zimmerman
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Catherine Peterson Zimmerman
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