The collection comprises one letter, written by Fritz Lokesch and Wilhemina Sass Lokesch from Prague, on January 13, 1939.
The letter, a plea to a stranger whose last name is similar to Mrs. Lokesch's maiden name, describes the couple's flight from
Vienna after the Anschluss in March 1938 and their desire to emigrate to the United States. The letter is accompanied by an
envelope addressed to Mr. E.M. Saas, San Francisco, postmarked April 13, 1939.
Fritz Lokesch was born in Prague, Czechoslovakia on November 10, 1908. Dr. Wilhemina Sass Lokesch was born in Lemberg (Lviv),
Poland on December 11, 1911. They lived and were educated in Vienna, Austria. Dr. Lokesch was a medical doctor and Fritz Lokesch
worked in an electro-technical hardware factory.