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Letter from Erich Heller to Janet Murrow, April 21, 1945

 Digital Record
Identifier: ms0576-14-2-1-15-2


  • 1945-04-21

Language of Materials


Existence and Location of Originals

Series 2: Janet Brewster Murrow Papers ca. 1929-1999; Folder 15

Physical Description

Pen and ink on cream paper


13.97 cm x 18.03 cm

General Note

This is a letter from Erich Heller to Janet Murrow. He speaks of his brother, Dr. Paul Heller, who had met Edward Murrow, Janet's husband, at the Buchenwald concentration camp. Both Paul and Erich Heller were mentioned by Edward Murrow in the notes he took when visiting this concentration camp. Paul Heller was the doctor who showed Murrow the camp hospital. Murrow's public account of what he witnessed at Buchenwald, including the names of some of the prisoners, helped the two brothers find each other, as this letter shows.

Repository Details

Part of the Mount Holyoke College Archives and Special Collections Repository

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