This collection comprises the personal correspondence received by Tony Berger, a Jewish refugee from Duisburg who was the only one of her siblings to emigrate to England on a domestic visa. Despite her efforts to help her family leave the country, they did not manage to obtain the required documentation in time.
The letters, mainly from her mother, siblings and grandparents, document her family's efforts and hopes for emigration with the help of Tony Berger's new contacts in England as well as Tony Berger's life in London as a refugee employed as a domestic maid. Also included is correspondence with the American Consulate regarding her application for emigration to America. The collection also contains a witty and poignant diary of verses (photocopies) written by Tony's sister, Lotti Berger, at Riga ghetto.