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Object ID

2015.2.205abc

Object Name

Correspondence

Date

10-29-1940

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Description

Envelope front: White envelope with rip on right side. Includes address written in black cursive ink, two circular black hand stamp and white censor tape.

Envelope back: Return address written in ink on top flap with white censor tape and several pencil markings.

Letter: Message written in English on write paper.

Paper front: Ripped piece of paper with an address written in black ink with additional writing in pencil.

Paper back: Printed black British Manufacture title with writing in pencil beneath.

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: 3 1/2 x 5 1/4"; letter (b): 8 x 6 1/2"; (c): 4 3/4 x 7"

Keywords

New York, Censored, London, United States, Salome Goldstein, Hoffman

Correspondence to Salome Goldstein, New York, New York (German Family Escapes the Holocaust)

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