Gumpert family correspondence
The Gumpert family correspondence primarily consists of letters from Isidor Gumpert in Berlin to his son and daughter-in-law, Walter and Erna Gumpert, who had immigrated to Uruguay. The collection also includes correspondence from relatives and friends in Berlin and Lübeck, Germany; Labes (now Łobez), Landsberg an der Warthe (now Gorzów Wielkopolski), and Schneidemuhl (now Piła), Poland; London, England; Buenos Aires, Argentina; Montevideo, Uruguay; Rio de Janiero, Brazil; and New York City.
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Also in Walter Gumpert family collection
The collection consists of an attache case, prayer book, and correspondence relating to the experiences of Walter and Erna Gumpert and their family before and during the Holocaust in Germany and Uruguay, where Walter and Erna immigrated in 1936.
Small leather case with a detached lid used by a German Jewish refugee
Small leather attache case with a detached lid used by Walter Gumpert to store letters from relatives, including his father Isidor, still in Germany. As anti-Semitism increased under the Nazi dictatorship, Walter and his wife Erna left for Montevideo, Uruguay, in spring 1936. Isidor was later imprisoned in Sachsenhausen concentration camp and released on November 29, 1938. Walter received four Red Cross telegrams from Isidor from Berlin. The last was sent on December 23, 1942. Some family members believed that Isidor was killed in Auschwitz in 1943.
Siddur presumably brought with Walter Gumpert when he left Nazi Germany for Uruguay in 1936.