Accidental Witness to History

As part of a project of the Art of Letter Writing, POBA became engaged in cataloging and archiving a collection of nearly 1100 WWII wartime letters – the Schulman Collection – that reveal a remarkable personal romance and an exceptional but unexpected window on history that stretches across the US to the Buchenwald camp, other parts of Europe and back. Here, excerpts from 20 letters in the Schulman Collection  – all within the period of December 1944 to August 1945 – are available for viewing for the first time here.