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Clara Kramer papers

Document | Accession Number: 1994.95.3

The Clara Kramer papers consist of a wartime diary written in hiding, an autograph book, biographical materials, and photographs documenting Kramer’s experience in hiding during the war as well as pre‐Holocaust friendships and postwar nursing training and work in displaced persons camps and in Israel.
Clara Kramer’s diary contains daily accounts of her life in a hidden bunker from April 1943 through their liberation written in notebooks given to her by the family’s protector, Valentin Beck. The diary describes cramped living conditions, meager food supplies, frequent threats of discovery, and the death of Kramer’s sister.
The autograph book includes autographs, messages, poems, and drawings by Kramer’s childhood friends.
Biographical materials consist of certificates and memoranda documenting Kramer’s training and service as a nurse in and around displaced persons camps in Linz, Steyr, and Bad Reichenall as well as affidavits documenting the identities and marriage of Sol Kramer’s parents, Berisch and Ethel Kramer.
Photographs depict Clara Kramer’s childhood friends and the Żółkiew synagogue. These photographs were removed from the autograph book described above.

inclusive:  circa 1940-1951
10 folders
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Clara Kramer, in memory of her sister Mania
Record last modified: 2021-11-10 13:00:36
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