Letter : paper : Ink : beige, black, blue ; Ht: 22,5 cm x W: 19,8 cm
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June 13, 1966
1 page, single sided. There is a CORDE MANUFACTURING CORP. letter head in the upper left corner and a circular stamp with the Weimar Coat of Arms in the middle, in the bottom right corner. Letter gives information about Szymon (Szygmundt) Zilberbogen, his work and properties prior to the war. Narrative: The Zilberbogen were a Jewish family originally from Warsaw (Poland). Mother Chana and daughters Elzbieta (born 1933) and Celinka (born 1937) moved to Belgium in 1939. The father, Szygmundt, an engineer, stayed in Poland. During the Second World War, the mother and daughters were first sent to Brens camp and then to Rivesaltes camp in the South of France before being released. Chana was then hospitalized and spent the war hidden in a Sanatorium in Mazamet from 1940 to 1947. Elzbieta and Celinka were hidden in various locations in the South of France, including a farm and different children's homes run by OSE. Szygmundt was killed in Poland. Chana and her daughters went back to live in Belgium after Liberation until immigrating to Canada in 1951.