[Telegram from Roman Vishniac to his family in Stockholm, Camp du Ruchard Internment Camp, France]
Throughout his month-long internment, Vishniac made repeated attempts to obtain documents to facilitate his release. In this telegram, he pleads with his family to intervene, suggesting offices in Paris and Riga and asking for a Norwegian visa. He also inquires about the safety of his son Wolf. While working to obtain exit visas to America, Vishniac’s family was able to pay a ransom for his release from Camp du Ruchard.
© Mara Vishniac Kohn
Gift of Mara Vishniac Kohn, 2013