Monday, February 7, 2022

USHMM: Three letters, two cards, and an essay


United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

The Museum’s vast collection includes tens of thousands of letters and cards. These personal notes provide a window into daily life, its hopes and traumas, at a time that was anything but ordinary. Families have entrusted us to preserve and share these artifacts, which help us honor Holocaust victims and survivors as individuals.






United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

Images: The Markowicz family in 1949—Manfred, Rosa, Marja, Harry, and Max. USHMM, courtesy of Harry Markowicz; Studio portrait of Georg and Hana Brady. USHMM, courtesy of Lara Hana Brady; Mug shot of Auschwitz prisoner Charlotte Delbo Dudach. Państwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau w Oświęcimiu; Watercolor postcard sent by Max Feld. USHMM, gift of Esther Feld Weisel; Lore Gotthelf Jacobs’s greeting card to commemorate V-E Day. USHMM, courtesy of Lore Gotthelf Jacobs; Magdalena Kusserow. USHMM, courtesy of Magdalena Kusserow; (Foreground) Freddy Johnson, an American jazz musician who was interned in Tittmoning from January 1942 until February 1944, plays the piano. Courtesy of Greg & Helen Hiestand (Background) A drawing of a man playing the piano by artist Josef Nassy, who also was interned in Tittmoning. Gift of the Severin Wunderman Family



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