Sonia Pressman Fuentes

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Museum Exhibits and Holdings

  • Press Release of August 2, 2011, of the Jewish Museum of Florida in Miami Beach, FL, which had an exhibit from September 13, 2011, through March 18, 2012, called "Wooden Synagogues of Poland & The Florida Connection." That exhibit included Sonia and her family. The Press Release contains a photo titled, “Dombek Family, Sosnowice, Poland, c.1910.” In the center of the picture is Sonia’s uncle (her mother’s brother) and he is surrounded by his family.
  • The U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C., has the diary that Sonia’s brother, Hermann, began keeping in German shorthand in Berlin, Germany, on his 18th birthday, July 21, 1932; continued in Antwerp, Belgium; and concluded in the Bronx on November 29, 1935.  It also has the English translation of that diary. The Museum also has over 70 pictures of Sonia's family, the Pressman family, as well as postcards and other artifacts, and Sonia's memoir.
  • The National Museum of Jewish History in Philadelphia, PA, has an exhibit on the feminist movement, which includes a picture of some of NOW’s founders, including Sonia, which Sonia provided to the museum, at the request of the museum’s staff.
  • In the latter part of 2017, the National Museum of American Jewish History in Philadelphia created an online exhibit of Jewish Family History called Re: Collections. You can read about it here. The exhibition is here. One of the pictures is of Sonia, her parents, and an unidentified sailor standing on the Red Star Line's  S.S. Westernland's II en route from Antwerp to the U.S. in April 1934. If you click on the picture, you can read the write-up that goes with it.
  • Photographs of Sonia’s family in pre-WW II Poland and Germany are on the Web site of the online Museum of Family History.

    The Museum of Family History website also contains textual material about Sonia and her family. To access it: go to the website, type “Sonia Fuentes” in the Search rectangular box on the right-hand side at the top, click “Search” and if the box titled “Site Search” appears, click on that.

  • The Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America in Cambridge, MA and the American Jewish Archives in Cincinnati, OH have collections of material about Sonia.