Biography[edit | edit source]
She lived in Leipzig with her husband Max until his death in 1920. While living in Leipzig, the couple's only child, a daughter named Mary, was born in 1918. After her husband's death, Spira made a living operating a dry goods store.
Spira was deported from Germany to the Gorlice Ghetto in Poland from where she continued to write a series of postcards to her daughter who had emigrated to Wisconsin in 1938, until Spira perished in the holocaust.
Legacy[edit | edit source]
The postcards written by Spira have been included in Stitching Histories From the Holocaust, an exhibit at the Jewish Museum Milwaukee and used as examples of the experience of a specific individual experiencing the Holocaust in a course taught at the University of Wisconsin.
References[edit | edit source]
- "Holocaust Survivors and Victims Database -- The Central Database of Shoah Victims' Names. [Internet resource]". www.ushmm.org. Retrieved 2018-05-04.
- Stern, Sandy. "Sandy Stern, Family History". Retrieved 2018-05-04.
- "'Stitching Histories from the Holocaust' returns to Jewish Museum Milwaukee, tells local stories of Holocaust". Wisconsin Gazette. April 4, 2018. Retrieved 2018-05-05.
- "Stitching Histories From the Holocaust". Jewish Museum Milwaukee. Retrieved 2018-05-05.
- Amos Bitzan (Spring 2018). "HISTORY 224 / JEWISH STUDIES 231, The Holocaust" (PDF). University of Wisconsin. Retrieved 2018-05-05.
- Bitzan, Amos (Fall 2016). "Postcards from Europe's Edge: Centerpiece of Holocaust History Course" (PDF). Mosse/Weinstein Center for Jewish Studies Newsletter. 17 (2): 4–5. Retrieved 2018-05-06.
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