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Jacob Filemann Letter

 Collection — Container: Consolidated Box P12, Folder: Collection P-426
Identifier: P-426

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains a letter written in Yiddish from Jacob Filemann to Myer Josephson of Reading, Penn. Filemann describes himself and asks Josephson for help with his son, Feibel, who is being sent to America as a "transport" after being arrested for petty thievery in London. Josephson and Filemann are evidently cousins from Jever in Oldenburg, Germany. Also included is a 1974 article about the letter.


  • 1771, 1974


Access Restrictions

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Use Restrictions

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.25 Linear Feet

Language of Materials




A letter written in Yiddish from Jacob Filemann to Myer Josephson of Reading, Penn. Also includes 1974 article about the letter.

Physical Location

Collection is located in Consolidated Box P12.

Acquisition Note

Gift of the Elsie O. and Philip D. Sang Foundation 1979

Guide to the Jacob Filemann Letter, 1771, 1974
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Finding aid written in English.

Revision Statements

  • August 2020: RJohnstone: post-ASpace migration cleanup.

Repository Details

Part of the American Jewish Historical Society Repository

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