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Abeles-Waltzer

Image of Jeanette Abeles's Grandmother

Jeanette Abeles
(Adviser, MSU's Integrated Studies in Social Sciences)

Jeanette Abeles's grandmother, Anna Auerbach, and two daughters lived in Rumania. Bubba [grandmother] Anna wrote to Jeanette's mother in America in 1941 about conditions and edicts enacted against Jews.

Anna was liberated from a concentration camp after the war.

Jeanette Abeles's Grandmother
Courtesy Jeanette Abeles
 
Image of Jeanette Abeles's grandmother and her daughters  
Jeanette Abeles's grandmother and her daughters
Courtesy Jeanette Abeles
 
Image of Family of Leja Milzstejn

Dr. Ken Waltzer, Director, MSU's Interactive Studies in the Arts and Humanities

Sandy (Rosen) Waltzer's family in New York City tried to sponsor the immigration of a cousin, Leja Milsztejn, of Wolyn Poland in early 1939, gathering materials and filing affadavit and application with the U.S. Consulate in Warsaw. Their efforts were unsuccesful. U.S. law set limited quotas on immigrants from Poland. During the war, the U.S. tightened security and prevented even those quotas from being filled.

Family of Leja Milzstejn
Courtesy Sandy and Ken Waltzer
 
Image of Supporting letter for Leja Milsztejn Image of Supporting letter for Leja Milsztejn, 2nd page
Supporting letter for Leja Milsztejn
Courtesy Sandy and Ken Waltzer
Supporting letter for Leja Milsztejn, 2nd page
Courtesy Sandy and Ken Waltzer