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Dr. John Maidanek Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Mss 123

Scope and Contents

The collection primarily consists of letters written by the brothers and parents of John Maidanek from 1935-1941.

Dates

  • 1935 - 1998

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on accessing material in this collection.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright restrictions may apply. Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright. Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository and the copyright holder.

Biographical / Historical

John Maidanek is a Holocaust survivor who immigrated to the United States from Harberg in Nazi Germany at the age of 11. After John emigrated to the United States in 1935 at the age of 10, his family repeatedly tried to find ways of escaping Germany from the increasingly severe repressions of the Nazi government. Unfortunately they did not succeed, and were all deported to the Jewish ghetto at Ludz, Poland. Their letters (in German) to John have been preserved. Dr. Maidanek, lived in Aiken for 20 years. He had retired as an educator and had taught at University of Arizona, University of South Carolina-Aiken and Aiken County schools. He was an Army veteran of World War II and a member of Adas Yeshurun Synagogue and American Association of Teachers of French.

Extent

0.2 Linear Feet

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

The collection primarily consists of letters written by the brothers and parents of John Maidanek from 1935-1941.

Arrangement

All material is arranged alphabetically by subject and chronologically within each folder.

Physical Location

The Cuba Family Archives for Southern Jewish History, The William Breman Jewish Heritage Museum, 1440 Spring Street NW, Atlanta, Georgia 30309.
Title
Dr. John Maidanek Papers, Mss 123
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the William Breman Jewish Heritage Museum Repository

Contact:
1440 Spring St. NW
Atlanta Georgia 30309 United States
678-222-3700