Loewy postcard collection
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.
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.
Postcards have been arranged in chronological order by the archivist.
Item level descriptions are available.
Prepared by Lorenzo Camerini in 2018. Updated by Shyla Seller in 2020 in preparation for upload into Collective Access.
Vancouver Holocaust Education Centre