The Mecker Collection: Letters and newspaper clippings from the"Forverts"newspaper published in New York regarding the search for relatives, 1940-1951

Identifier
4019717
Language of Description
English
Alt. Identifiers
  • O.22
Dates
1 Jan 1940 - 31 Dec 1951
Languages
  • English
  • Yiddish
Source
EHRI

Extent and Medium

59 Files

Archival History

J. Mecker was one of the editors of the"Forverts"newspaper published (in Yiddish) in New York. Between 1945 and 1951 Mecker collected letters and written testimonies sent to the newspaper by Holocaust survivors. Some of this documentation appeared in the newspaper. Newspaper clippings as well as manuscripts of letters and testimonies that were not published in the newspapers were submitted to Yad Vashem by Ms. Rachel Auerbach in 1952.

Scope and Content

Included in the documentation in the Collection: Letters from readers from all over the world received by Mecker between 1940 and 1951; requests for help in locating relatives, emigration or financial aid from Jewish refugees and Holocaust survivors; articles written by Holocaust survivors who had emigrated to the United States during the 1940's, describing their integration in their new country; newspaper clippings containing testimonies regarding the destruction of Jewish communities in Europe that were published during and after the war, including advertisements for missing relatives and lists of survivors.

Finding Aids

  • Description of the files are available on IDEA ALM system at Yad Vashem Archives reading room

Existence and Location of Originals

  • YV archvies

Dates of Descriptions

2012-06-03

O.22- The Mecker Collection: Letters and newspaper clippings from the "Forverts" newspaper published in New York regarding the search for relatives, 1940-1951

Identifier
4019717
Language of Description
English
Alt. Identifiers
  • O.22
Dates
1 Jan 1940 - 31 Dec 1951
Level of Description
Record group
Languages
  • Yiddish
  • Russian
  • English
  • Polish
  • French
  • ער
Source
EHRI Partner

Extent and Medium

Paper, 59 files

Letter

Letter of testimony

Newspaper clippings

Announcement

Creator(s)

Archival History

The collection was tranferred to Yad Vashem by Metzker Isaac (1901-1984) through Auerbach Rachel (1903–1976) in 1951

Scope and Content

O.22- The Mecker Collection: Letters and newspaper clippings from the "Forverts" newspaper published in New York regarding the search for relatives, 1940-1951 G. Mecker was one of the editors of the "Forverts" newspaper published (in Yiddish) in New York. Between 1945 and 1951 Mecker collected letters and written testimonies sent to the newspaper by Holocaust survivors. Some of this documentation appeared in the newspaper. Newspaper clippings as well as manuscripts of letters and testimonies that were not published in the newspapers were submitted to Yad Vashem by Ms. Rachel Auerbach in 1952. Included in the documentation in the Collection: Letters from readers from all over the world received by Mecker between 1940 and 1951; requests for help in locating relatives, emigration or financial aid from Jewish refugees and Holocaust survivors; articles written by Holocaust survivors who had emigrated to the United States during the 1940's, describing their integration in their new country; newspaper clippings containing testimonies regarding the destruction of Jewish communities in Europe that were published during and after the war, including advertisements for missing relatives and lists of survivors.

Accruals

No additional accurals will be added to this collection

Existence and Location of Originals

  • Originals held by Yad Vashem

Related Units of Description

  • The personal archive of Isaac Metzker is held in the YIVO archives in New York and is available at

Process Info

  • Yad Vashem Archives

People

Subjects

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.

O.22 - אוסף מצקר, מכתבים וקטעי עיתונים של העיתון "פארווערטס" בניו-יורק בנושא חיפוש קרובים, 1951-1940

Identifier
4019717
Language of Description
Hebrew
Alt. Identifiers
  • O.22
Dates
1 Jan 1940 - 31 Dec 1951
Level of Description
Record group
Languages
  • Yiddish
  • Russian
  • English
  • Polish
  • French
  • ער
Source
EHRI Partner

Extent and Medium

נייר, 59 תיקים

מכתב

מכתב עדות

newspaper clippings

מודעה

Archival History

יצחק מצקר (1901-1984)

אויירבך רחל (1903–1976)

האוסף הועבר ליד ושם על ידי באמצעות ב-

Scope and Content

O.22 - אוסף מצקר, מכתבים וקטעי עיתונים של העיתון "פארווערטס" בניו-יורק בנושא חיפוש קרובים, 1951-1940 ג. מצקר היה אחד מעורכיו של העיתון "פארווערטס" (ביידיש) שיצא לאור ב-New York. בשנים 1945-1951 אסף מצקר מכתבים ועדויות בכתב ששלחו ניצולי שואה לעיתון. חלק מתיעוד זה התפרסם בעיתון. קטעי עיתונים ובכללם גם כתבי יד של המכתבים והעדויות שלא פורסמו בעיתון, נמסרו באמצעות גב' רחל אוירבאך ליד ושם בשנת 1952. בכלל התיעוד באוסף: מכתבי קוראים מרחבי העולם שקיבל מצקר בין השנים 1951-1940; בקשת עזרה של פליטים יהודים וניצולי שואה במציאת קרובי משפחה, הגירה או תמיכה כלכלית; כתבות שכתבו ניצולי שואה שהיגרו לארצות-הברית בשנות הארבעים ותיארו את התערותם במדינה החדשה; קטעי עיתונים ובהם עדיוות על חורבן קהילות אירופה, שפורסמו בתקופת המלחמה ולאחריה, מודעות לחיפוש קרובים, רשימות ניצולים.

Accruals

אוסף זה הינו אוסף סגור ולא צפוי להתווסף אליו תיעוד נוסף בעתיד.

Existence and Location of Originals

  • התיעוד המקורי של חטיבה זו נמצא בארכיון יד ושם

Related Units of Description

  • הארכיון האישי של יצחק מצקר נמצא בארכיון YIVO בניו יורק והקטלוג המקוון זמין ב-

Process Info

  • ארכיון יד ושם

People

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.