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Letter from Joel M. Halpern to Nettie and Carl Halpern

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Title:
Letter from Joel M. Halpern to Nettie and Carl Halpern
Description:
These pages are a lengthy multi-part letter from Joel Halpern to his parents. These letters were written in 1949 from various different places in Europe. The letters include descriptions of various cities throughout northern Europe. The letter begins with some description of Paris, France. Halpern describes a trip to the Opera National de Paris where he saw a Wagner's The Valkyrie from his Ring Cycle of Operas. These letters are focused on travels in Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany and Denmark. COming soon after the end of World War II, Halpern does describe the cities of Bastogne, famous for its central location in the Ardennes forest and the Nazi offensive in late 1944, as well as Hamburg, Germany which was extensively bombed by Allied forces. The letters also include descriptions of a number of other towns and cities in the Netherlands such as Rotterdam, Bruge, Brussels and Amsterdam.
Creator:
Halpern, Joel Martin
Recipient:
Halpern, Carl, 1902-1986
Recipient:
Halpern, Nettie
Date:
August 20, 1949–September 3, 1949
Format:
Letters/Correspondence
Genre:
Field notes
Location:
Special Collections and University Archives, University of Massachusetts Amherst Libraries
Collection (local):
Joel M. Halpern Papers
Series:
Series 5. Fieldwork and Research
Series 5I. Arctic/Northwest Territories
Subjects:
Description and travel
Costume
Opera National de Paris
Places:
NetherlandsNorth Holland (province)Alkmaar
NetherlandsNorth Holland (province)Amsterdam
BelgiumWallonia (region)Letzeburg (province)Bastogne
BelgiumFlanders (region)West Flanders (province)Bruges
DenmarkHovedstaden (region)Copenhagen
GermanyHamburgHamburg
Sweden
BelgiumWallonia (region)Namur (province)Namur
NetherlandsSouth Holland (province)Rotterdam
Alkmaar(Netherlands)
Amsterdam(Netherlands)
Bastogne(Belgium)
Bruges(Belgium)
Brussels(Belgium)
Copenhagen(Denmark)
Denmark
Hamburg(Germany)
Jönköping (Sweden)
Namur(Belgium)
Rotterdam(Netherlands)
Extent:
24 p.
Link to Item:
Terms of Use:
All rights for this image are held by Joel M. Halpern. Requests to publish, redistribute, or replicate this material should be addressed to Special Collections and University Archives, University of Massachusetts Amherst Libraries.
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Place of origin:
Sweden
Identifier:
mufs001-sw-fn-i007