Abram Shnaper Papers on the Monument to the Six Million Jewish Martyrs

Collection ID: 
SCRC 96
Date: 
1960-1999, bulk 1960-1988
Footage: 
1.08 linear feet (3 boxes)
Collection Summary 
 
Title
Abram Shnaper Papers on the Monument to the Six Million Jewish Martyrs
 
Dates
1960-1999, bulk 1960-1988
 
Collection ID
SCRC 96
 
Creator
Shnaper, Abram
 
Quantity
1.08 linear feet (3 boxes)
 
Repository 
Special Collections Research Center, Temple University Libraries
 
Language
Materials in English and Yiddish
 
 
Detailed Collection Information 
 
Biographical Note
Abram Shnaper, born in Lodz, Poland and raised in Vilna, immigrated to Philadelphia in 1949. Shnaper, a Holocaust survivor of the Klooga concentration camp in Estonia, was a founding member and long-time president of the Association for Jewish Holocaust Survivors, later renamed the Association for Jewish New Americans, and Co-chairman of the Committee for the Monument in Memory of the Six Million Jewish Martyrs. Shnaper married Luba Koenigsburg in 1947 with whom he had two daughters, Sara and Marion. Shnaper died April 28, 2014.
 
Description of Collection 
The Abram Shnaper Papers on the Monument to the Six Million Jewish Martyrs contain correspondence in English and Yiddish, meeting minutes, press releases, and printed material related to the formation of the Committee for the Monument in Memory of the Six Million Jewish Martyrs, the commissioning of the monument sculpted by Nathan Rapoport and its installation and dedication, and the annual Yiskor service at the monument site. The collection also includes one scrapbook of newspaper clippings containing articles from local and national newspapers in English and Yiddish about the committee’s activities and the monument, a guest book for distinguished visitors, and six photograph albums detailing the erection and unveiling of the monument located at the Benjamin Franklin Parkway and N. 16th Street, the annual Yiskor service, and related committee events. Notable correspondents in the collection include Nathan Rapoport, Dalck Feith, and Louis E. Seltzer.
 
 
Patron Information 
 
Catalog Record 
A record for this collection is available in Temple University’s online library catalog: http://diamond.temple.edu/record=b5796329~S30
 
Research Access 
Collection is open for research.
 
Collections Stored Off-Site
This collection may be housed off-site at the Library Depository, and require up to two business days to retrieve. Contact the Special Collections Research Center in advance of your visit, so that materials may be relocated to the reading room for research. 
 
Publication and Copyright Information 

The Abram Shnaper Papers on the Monument to the Six Million Jewish Martyrs is the physical property of the Special Collections Research Center, Temple University Libraries. The creator/donor has not assigned their rights to Temple University Libraries.  Other creators’ intellectual property rights, including copyright, belong to them or their legal heirs and assigns. Researchers are responsible for determining the identity of rights holders and obtaining their permission for publication and for other purposes where stated.  

 
Preferred Citation
[Description and date of item], [Box/folder number], Abram Shnaper Papers on the Monument to the Six Million Jewish Martyrs, SCRC 96, Special Collections Research Center, Temple University Libraries, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 
 
 
Administrative Information 
 
Acquisition Information
Donated by the estate of Abram Shnaper, Sara Shnaper Schonbach, executor in 2014 and 2015.
 
Processing Information 
Collection processed and finding aid prepared in April 2015 by Jessica M. Lydon, Associate Archivist. Collection inventory added to finding aid April 2019 by Jessica M. Lydon, Associate Archivist.
 
 
Index Terms 
The following headings have been used to index the description of this collection in Temple University’s electronic catalog:
 
Personal/Family Names: 
Feith, Dalck
Rapoport, Nathan, 1911-1987
Seltzer, Louis E.
Shnaper, Abram
 
Corporate Names:
Association for Jewish Holocaust Survivors (Philadelphia, Pa.)
Association for Jewish New Americans in Philadelphia
Memorial Committee for the Six Million Jewish Martyrs (U.S.)
 
Subjects: 
Holocaust memorials
Memorials -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia
 
Places:
Philadelphia (Pa.)
 
Material Types: 
Articles of incorporation
Clippings
Correspondence
Minutes
Photographs
Press releases
Scrapbooks
Speeches
 
 
Collection Inventory
 
Box   Folder   Description
1          1          Correspondence, Nathan Rapoport, sculptor on Monument to Six Million Jewish Martyrs          1960-1964
1          2          Correspondence, general          1961
1          3          Correspondence, general           1962
1          4          Correspondence, general and cornerstone dedication programs and press releases          1963
1          5          Committee for a Monument in Memory of the Six Million Jewish Martyrs articles of incorporation          1963
1          6          Address at monument dedication          1964
1          7          Correspondence, general          1964
1          8          Correspondence, general          1965
1          9          Tax return form 990-A          1964
1          10          Photograph album          1963-1965
1          11          Photograph album          1965-1968
1          12          Correspondence, general, meeting minutes, newsletters, press releases and event programs          1966
1          13          Correspondence, general and event programs          1967-1969
1          14          Photograph album          1969-1971
2          1          Photograph album          1972-1980
2          2          Photograph album          1981-1986
2          3          Photograph album          1987-1988
2          4          Distinguished visitors guestbook          1965-1999
3          1          Scrapbook          1961-1986
3          2          Newspaper clippings          1964