Letter : Paper : printed, typed : Ink : beige, black, purple ; Ht: 25,4 cm x W: 20,3 cm
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September 17, 1947
1 page horizontal document. One-sided. Official letter typed on the purple header of the Immigration Branch of the Department of Mines and Resources adressed to Mrs. Janet Weiss concerning her sister Lea (Leah?) Erman's new address. Narrative: Leah Erman was a dressmaker in Opatow (Poland) before the war. During World War II, she was forced to live in a ghetto in Sandomierz (Poland) with her husband, Saul and their son Meir. In 1943, Leah and her son were sent to Starachowice labor camp (Poland). In 1944, the labour camp was liquidated and the prisoners still able to work were sent to Auschwitz (Poland). Upon arrival, Leah was separated from Meir. They both survived the Holocaust and Leah immigrated came to Montreal from Austria.Her son first went to Palestine and later immigrated to Montreal. Saul was killed in Sachsenhausen concentration camp (Germany) in 1945.