|Catalog No.||130||Similar Items|
|Brief Description||A letter from Dachau inmate Oskar Beck, 1939||Similar Items|
|Registry No.||06815R"M||Similar Items|
|Donor||Beck Shoshana||Similar Items|
|File name||Beck Oscar - A letter from Dachau||Similar Items|
|Period||Before World War II||Similar Items|
|From Date||01/01/1939||Similar Items|
|To Date||31/12/1939||Similar Items|
|Author||Beck Oskar||Similar Items|
|Date of event||09/04/1939||Similar Items|
|databank||Collections Section||Similar Items|
Copy of a letter sent to Rachela (Beck nee Minzer) by Oskar Beck, born Aug. 3, 1885, an inmate in the Dachau camp. He confirms the receipt of money, is interested in emigrating, and requests that she expedite his release.
In German, dated April 9, 1939, Handwitten, 4 pages.
Oscar confirms reception of money, he is interested in emigrating and requests to hasten his release. Among others he requests of her to speak with Mr. Pras. Gruenschlag so he would apply to the emigration office or the assistance committee (Hilfskommite) in Aachen, Germany to hurry the process. He writes that she has to pay the cost of his transportation from Aachen to Dachau after his arrest at the Gestapo branch in Aachen. He also suggests that Signing him up for a baking course in Muenchen could assist in his release. He also mentions the city Graz.
Oskar and Rachela Beck lived in the city of Drohobycz, Poland. Their first child Pinchas Beck was born in 1927 and in 1932 they left Poland and moved to Graz, Austria. Towards the end of the 1930s Oskar was arrested twice by the Gestapo and during the second time he was detained in Dachau camp from where he sent a letter to his wife. Shortly after sending the letter he was released and on June 1939 the family left Europe and arrived in Mandatory Palestine. They settled in Kfar Ata. Oscar changed his name to Yeshayah – Shaya Beck. Pinchas was educated in Kfar Pines. Pinchas's brother is Jakob Beck.