Sommer family papers
Consists of pre-war, wartime, and post-war correspondence sent to and from Julius Sommer of Frankfurt, Germany, as well as Sommer's own wartime reflections of his own experiences. Includes letters written to his son Richard in the United States and son Alfred in London, his reflections on the British consular officer, Smallbones, who assisted Jews in Frankfurt in the wake of Kristallnacht, including Sommer, who immigrated to the United States in February 1939. Also includes correspondence between Alfred and Rosemary Sommer in London to Alfred's parents in the United States, 1938-1941, including information about life in London during the early years of the war, particularly witnessing German Jewish refugees arriving in England.
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- United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Jane, Julia, and Helen Sommer
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