Finding aid for the David Peretz Adelman Papers


Repository: Western Reserve Historical Society
Creator: Adelman, David peretz
Title: David Peretz Adelman Papers
Dates: 1910-1973
Dates: 1910-1925
Extent: 0.20 linear feet (1 container)
Abstract: David Peretz Adelman lived in the Jewish community in Gelvan, Lithuania. He and his wife, Feigeh, owned a store until World War I, when their house and store were destroyed. In 1925, Adelman and his second wife were brutally murdered. Adelman wrote to his children in America, and his letters were discovered in 1973 upon the death of his son, Morris Adelman, of Cleveland, Ohio. At that time they were translated into English by Geraldine F. Powers. The collection consists of the original correspondence in Yiddish and Hebrew, a single letter to Morris Adelman from Mayer Shochet describing Adelmlan's death, their English translations, including an account of Jewish life in Lithuania by the translator, and a 1925 newspaper clipping from the Jewish Forward.
MS Number MS 4828
Location: closed stacks
Language: The records are in English, Yiddish and Hebrew