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Henry F. Kahn collection of Holocaust-era mail

Document | Accession Number: 1990.183.64

The Henry F. Kahn collection of Holocaust-era mail primarily consists of envelopes, letters, postcards, and philatelic materials Kahn collected between approximately 1945 and 1985. The materials document mail systems in and around Holocaust-era ghettos and concentration camps and, by extension, the survivors and victims who passed through them or perished in them. Kahn arranged the materials in three annotated scrapbooks, providing context and history for the ghettos, camps, and mail systems. Most of the materials date from the 1930s and 1940s while the reproductions and commentary date from Kahn's collecting period. Particularly well-documented individuals in the collection include Hedwig Kahn, Emil Cohn, Alfred Schwarzbaum, Lina Pereles, and Albert Christel. Particularly well-documented camps include Auschwitz, Buchenwald, Dachau, Ferramonti, Sachsenhausen, Theresienstadt, and Westerbork. Particularly well-documented ghettos include Bendsburg, Łódź, Theresienstadt, and Warsaw.

inclusive:  circa 1932-1985
2 boxes
1 oversize folder
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Henry Kahn, in memory of his grandmother Hedwig Kahn, who like millions of others, had no memorial for her death during the Holocaust
Record last modified: 2020-05-28 15:04:59
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