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Joel Elkes collection

Collection
Collection Summary
The collection consists of original and typescript copies of letters sent by Dr. Elkhanan Elkes, head of Kaunas [Kovno] ghetto, to his children in England. It also includes a drawing of Dr. Elkes on his deathbed in the Dachau concentration camp, uniform trousers worn by Dr. Elkes in Dachau, and a memorial book of the Schwabbe Gymnasium.
Provenance
The collection was donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 1999 by Dr. Joel Elkes, the son of Dr. Elkhanan Elkes.
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Elkhanan Elkes Papers

Document | Accession Number: 1999.86


Drawing of Elkhanan Elkes on his death bed in the Dachau concentration camp

Object | Accession Number: 1999.86.3

Date
creation:  approximately 1944 October

Concentration camp inmate uniform pants worn by an inmate in Dachau

Object | Accession Number: 1999.86.4

Geography
use: Dachau (Concentration camp); Dachau (Germany)
Date
use:  approximately 1944 July-1944 October
Concentration camp inmate uniform pants worn by an inmate in Dachau

Book

Publication | Accession Number: 1999.86.5

Date
found:  approximately 1944 October
 
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