Finding aid for the Hal Hanauer Myers Papers

Repository: Western Reserve Historical Society
Creator: Myers, Hal Hanauer
Title: Hal Hanauer Myers Papers
Dates: 1938-2005
Dates: 1938-1954
Extent: 0.80 linear feet (2 containers)
Abstract: Born Hans Hanauer to a Jewish family in Karlsruhe, Germany, Hal Hanauer Meyers was one of the children at the French concentration camp Camp de Gurs who were rescued by Quakers in January 1941. He and his brother, Dieter, eventually were placed with Cleveland, Ohio, philanthropists David and Inez Myers. Hans stayed in Cleveland, attended Case Institute of Technology, and eventually changed his name to Hal Hanauer Myers. The collection consists of speeches, correspondence and envelopes, calendars, school notebooks, various identification cards, scrapbook pages, news clippings, photographs, and books. Of particular interest are his Nazi identification card, brief autobiographical speech given at Congregation Shaarey Tikvah, wartime correspondence with his sister and family, some of which is in German, and notebooks used in the Quaker (American Friends Service Committee) refugee camp to learn English and French.
MS Number MS 4986
Location: closed stacks
Language: The records are in English and German