Letter : Paper : printed, typed, stamped : Ink : beige, black, red ; Ht: 29,2 cm x W: 20,7 cm
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July 20, 1947
1 page. One-sided document on official letterhead. The body of the text was typed in black ink. On the c.l. are two punctured holes. The letter is a recommendation letter to Max Mondschein from the board of the Jewish Community for the town and country of Lüneburg, Germany. Narrative: Max Mondschein was born in Husiatyn (Austro-Hungarian Empire, later Poland, today Ukraine) on 1908-03-16. He moved to Vienna (Austria) early in life. On 1939-09-11, Max Mondschein was deported to the Buchenwald concentration camp as a political prisoner. He was transferred to Auschwitz on 1942-10 where he received the Prisoner Number: 68 585. He was transported to Buna to serve as forced laborer for the I.G. Farben chemical industry from 1942-12 to 1944-12. From 1944-12 to 1945-04, he was confined in a camp near the town for Ellrich, Germany. He was used as forced laborer in the Sachsenhausen-Oranienburg concentration camp in 1945-04 and was liberated on 1945-05-02. After the war, he lived in a Displaced Persons Camp in Germany where he met his wife Renia Maszenberg. He came to Canada in October 1947 and settled in Montreal.