Archival HistoryRecords from the first and third accessions were maintained by Gerda Kraus (nee Gottfried) and her sister Lori Seemann (nee Gottfried) until at least 1999, when the first donations to VHEC occurred. Records from the second accession were discovered at a garage sale and donated by George Wendziak. The first group of records was donated by Gerda Gottfried Kraus in 1999. A further accession took place in 2000, when George Wendziak found a number of documents in a junk heap at a yard sale; realizing their value, he brought them to VHEC where they were identified and added to the collection. A final donation came in 2001 from the estate of Lori Gottfried Seemann.
Immediate Source of Acquisition or TransferAccession 2008.06
Scope & ContentDocument is a death plaque for Laura Gottfried. Text is hand-written onto a printed template with gold painted accents.
Caption, signatures and inscriptionsGerman text reads: "Erinnerung an den Sterbetag meiner teuren Mutter Laura Gottfried, gestorben am 5 Juli 1922, 9 Tamus 5682." Translation reads: ""Remembering the Death of my dear mother Laura Gottfried died on July 5, 1922, 9 Tamuz 5682." Hebrew text b