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The Kirschner Family papers document the resettlement of members of the Kirschner family during theirimmigration from Eastern Europe to Philadelphia in the late 1930s. The papers contain Michael S. Kirschner's personal correspondence, which details his immigration from the occupied town of Bialystok in present-day Poland to the United States on the eve of World War II (1939 -1945). A significant portion of the materials consist of personal correspondence from Jewish refugees requesting resettlement to the United States and immigration affidavits of support from eligible sponsors. These letters were written to Isadore L. Kirschner from various Jewish organizations throughout Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.