Loewy postcard collection

Language of Description
Level of Description
  • German
EHRI Partner

Extent and Medium

28 postcards

Archival History

Postcards were purchased by Harold Golden, a stamp collector and retired policeman from Abbotsford, British Columbia, in the 1990s. Golden gave the postcards to Dan Shmilovitch, executive director of King David School in Vancouver, with the request that Shmilovitch pass them on to an archival organization. Dan Shmilovitch gave the postcards to Robert Krell, who donated them to the VHEC in February, 2008.

Scope and Content

Collection is comprised of twenty-eight postcards written by Sylvia Loewy, in Stockholm, Sweden, to her husband, Fritz, after his 1942 arrest and deportation. Not knowing where her husband was, Sylvia sent the postcards by registered mail to shtetls, ghettos and concentration camps throughout the Polish General Government territory. The postcards were sent in batches with similar messages, explaining that she lives in Sweden, that she is fine, and that she hopes to receive news from her husband as soon as possible.


No further accruals are expected.

System of Arrangement

Postcards have been arranged in chronological order by the archivist.

Finding Aids

  • Item level descriptions are available.

Archivist Note

Prepared by Lorenzo Camerini in 2018. Updated by Shyla Seller in 2020 in preparation for upload into Collective Access.


  • Vancouver Holocaust Education Centre




This description is derived directly from structured data provided to EHRI by a partner institution. This collection holding institution considers this description as an accurate reflection of the archival holdings to which it refers at the moment of data transfer.