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Mildred Barnes Bliss and Robert Woods Bliss to Royall Tyler, November 15, 1938 [2]

Postal Telegraph [draft]

Nov. 15thThis telegram likely was in response to the reports of the atrocities of “Kristallnacht,” which occurred on the night of November 9, 1938. Synagogues and Jewish institutions were set on fire during this night, which was named for the sounds of breaking glass heard in cities throughout Germany and parts of Austria, By the following day, Nazi storm troopers had destroyed 7,000 Jewish businesses, set fire to more than 900 synagogues, killed 91 Jews, and deported some 30,000 Jewish men to concentration camps.

Tyler Nations Geneva

What news Gogo?Adolph Goldschmidt (1863–1944), a Jewish German art historian. Tyler’s nickname for him was Gogo. What status Volbach? Stop Avoiding post and telegraph. Convey Doro six months invitation lecture universities bringing wife for work Dumbarton. If without funds advance necessary for journey. If affidavit or university papers required cable me naming consulate having jurisdiction. Also convey BeeBee suggestion he transfer TattiVilla I Tatti, the home of Mary and Bernard Berenson near Florence. As early as 1915, Berenson expressed his intention to leave his house and library to Harvard University, and this intention was reaffirmed in 1937. Harvard only formally accepted the bequest at the time of Berenson’s death in 1959. to University now making financial arrangements later. Both foregoing messages have Sachs full collaboration.