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A-5053 Sam Fried Society of Survivors, Inc. (7/11/79) Book 2, 1979-2013, 11/30/2018

 File — Box: 2
Identifier: MSS-0129_society_2

Scope and Contents

The second volume covers the period from 1979 to 2013 and contains news clippings, correspondence, event programs, newsletters, meeting agendas, photographs, and other organizational records of the Society of Survivors. Some of the documents are original and some are reproductions.

The first half of the volume relates to the Holocaust Survivors/Liberators Dinner on April 7, 1979, including copies of thank you notes sent to participants, lists of veterans who attended or were invited to the dinner, media coverage of the event, and letters to the editor of the Jewish Press newspaper concerning the event. There was some controversy over the dinner not being kosher. The rest of the volume covers other activities of the Society of Survivors in the years following, including other Holocaust remembrance events and a commemoration ceremony at the Nebraska State Capitol.

Also included are materials related to the Jewish Federation of Omaha and some activities they shared with the Society of Survivors. Also included are writings about the Holocaust, including a copy of the final draft of ""The 87th Division and the Capture of the Buchenwald and Ohrdruf Concentration Camps"" by Lloyd P. Jorgenson and Ross H. Rassmussen, information about a performance of The Train at the Lied Center for Performing Arts, reviews of the 1985 documentary film Shoah. There is also some information about Rose Blumkin, Louis Blumkin, and the Nebraska Furniture Mart.


  • Deaccession: 1979-2013
  • Digitized: 11/30/2018

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research use. Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, the Nebraska Public Records Statutes (Neb. Rev. Stat. §§ 84-712 through 84-712.09), and other relevant regulations. Confidential material may include, but is not limited to, educational, medical, and personnel records. Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of Nebraska Omaha assumes no responsibility.

Conditions Governing Use

The family has opted to retain copyright.

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0.2 Cubic Feet (1 volume) : 3 linear inches

Language of Materials


Materials Specific Details

Original Format: Document.

Digital Format: PDF.

Physical Description

3-inch-thick expanding two-post binder with black fabric cover and title page created by Sam Fried. Each item within is encapsulated in an 8.5" x 11"" plastic sleeve.

Tucked into the front of this volume are two copies of The Record: The Holocaust in History, 1933-1945, published by the Anti-Defamation League of B'nai B'rith in cooperation with the National Council for the Social Studies, copyright 1978, a 16-page paid supplement to the Omaha World-Herald newspaper. One copy has numerous passages highlighted. Both copies are in poor condition due to the deterioration of the newsprint paper, with cracks along the folds and torn, crumbling edges.


Repository Details

Part of the University of Nebraska at Omaha Archives & Special Collections Repository

Archives & Special Collections
Dr. C.C. and Mabel L. Criss Library
6001 Dodge St.
Omaha Nebraska 68182-0237 United States