Edith Jacoby letter regarding the Warsaw ghetto

Language of Description
Alt. Identifiers
  • 1988.152
  • RG-05.003.01
1 Jan 1943 - 31 Dec 1946
Level of Description
  • German
  • English
EHRI Partner

Extent and Medium




Biographical History

Edith Jacoby was born in Worms, Germany, ca. 1899. She married Kurt Jacoby in the 1920s. Instead of attempting to emigrate to the US, the Jacobys fled into Poland to avoid Nazi persecution. The two Jacoby children, Klaus and Irene, were sent by children's transport to live in England. Kurt Jacoby died shortly thereafter and Edit Jacoby was deported to the Warsaw Ghetto. She was later killed at Treblinka

Archival History

Klaus Jacoby


The letter was written by Edith Jacoby in Jan. 1943 from the Warsaw Ghetto. The letter was addressed to her sister, Ida Josephsohn. The original letter was later given by Ida to Klaus Jacoby, son of Edith. A transcription of the letter was retained by Ida Josephsohn and a copy of this transcription was donated to USHMMA by the daughter of Ida Josephsohn, Inge Worth.

Scope and Content

Consists of a letter written by Edith Aron Jacoby from the Warsaw Ghetto, during the period 25 January through 18 March 1943. Jacoby's letter describes the climate of severe anxiety and grief after spending three years in the ghetto. She tells of changes in her physical appearance due to stress and her strong desire to be reunited with her children. Also included is a second letter (21 January 1946) from Maria-Ruth Kadlubowska, an acquaintance of the Jacoby family. Kadlubowska informs Josephsohn of the conditions in Poland and the Trawniki concentration camp near the time of her sister's death. The two German letters are preceded by a commentary, in English, by the donor, Inge Worth.

System of Arrangement




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