fabric telegram Letters: 1938-1946

Letters Sent to Harry Goodman

Harry Goodman was the European president of Agudath Israel, a political arm of Orthodox Jewry, located in London. He spent the war years desperately trying to rescue Jews trapped in Europe.

These letters, smuggled out of Camp Vittel in France, were written on cigarette paper and the lining of a jacket. They provide names of over 250 Polish Jews about to be deported from the camp to the East, and beg for assistance in saving their lives.

Text for a telegram to be sent to relatives of the Family Schein
This list contains the names of over 250 Polish Jews in danger of deportation to the east from Camp Vittel.
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goodman letter
This letter documents the desperate situation of the inmates at Camp Vittel.
The author, Sofka Skipwith, was named as one the of Righteous Among the Nations by Yad Vashem in 1998.

The papers of Harry Goodman were graciously lent to HCNC for this exhibit by Nachman Goodman.

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