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Michael Kay collection

Document | Accession Number: 2014.189.1

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.

inclusive:  1945-1983
4 folders
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Catherine Zimmerman
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Catherine Peterson Zimmerman
Record last modified: 2023-02-24 13:42:17
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