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Object ID

2015.2.204ab

Object Name

Correspondence

Date

4-5-1939

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Description

Envelope: Off-white envelope with address written in blue cursive ink on the middle. Includes red and green stamps in upper left corner, and two black hand stamps.

Letter:Off-white paper with printed title. Includes message written in blue cursive and underlined signature.

Information Provided By Michael D. Bulmash: Group of items pertaining to the timely escape of a Jewish family from persecution in Hitler's Germany. Includes: (2015.2.202) a legalized copy of a letter from Chase National Bank to the American Consul in Vienna, Nov. 19, 1938, stating that the American Louis Cohen wishes to be responsible for the entrance of Salome Goldstein to the U.S., and further states that he maintains accounts at the bank and has been extended credit; (2015.2.201) a British National Identity card issued to Goldstein and signed by her on May 23, 1940; (2015.2.203) a Jan. 25, 1939 notice that the German Jewish Aid Committee in London has retained Goldstein's passport which presumably will remain in their possession until her future status is determined; (2015.2.204ab) a May 5, 1939 letter from a Jewish dressmaker in London stating that business conditions do not permit her to hire Goldstein; (2015.2.205a-c) a letter from a Mrs. Hoffman in London to Goldstein's parents in the U.S. who had just made the crossing, with Mrs. Hoffman relieved that they had arrived alive; (2015.2.206) a May 3, 1939 postcard from a Jewish friend or relative mentioning Budapest.

Dimensions

envelope: 4 1/4 x 5 1/4"; letter: 10 1/2 x 8"

Keywords

London, England, dressmaker, Salome Goldstein, Goldsmith

Correspondence to Salome Goldstein, London, England (German Family Escapes the Holocaust)

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