Category Archives: World War II

A. Sanford Levy and Gertrude Deutsch Perles Papers

“My husband and I are both Jews,” a Viennese dressmaker named Gertrude Perles confessed in an October 23, 1938, letter to Pittsburgh. “I am sure you know what is going on here and I need not give you a more … Continue reading

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Dravo Corporation LST photographs

A recent video by the  Pittsburgh Post-Gazette  chronicles the fate of LST 750, one of the many ships  constructed in Pittsburgh by the Dravo Corporation during World War II. The video incorporates a number of images from the Dravo Corporation … Continue reading

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The Fuchs Family Papers and Photographs

During the 1930s and 1940s, Mary and Louis Fuchs ran the Frick Park Confectionery and the adjoining Mary’s Tea Room on Reynolds Street in Point Breeze. The Tea Room was a popular hangout for locals, who would congregate over tea, … Continue reading

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