Acc. 2007.77 consist of thirteen letters, 1942-1944, written by Polish-Lithuanian Princess Matilda Bornemisza de Kaszon Sapieha-Kodenski (b. 1894) while residing in the United States during the World War II period. Her outgoing correspondence written from Pennsylvania and Florida document the perspective of a Polish American during the wartime period. Her letters express explicit anti-Semitic views, distaste for Bolshevism, Nazism, the fate of Poland, the lack of Allied help given to Poland, emerging details about the Nazi Holocaust, and her life in the United States. Matilda married Prince Wladislaw Sapieha-Kodenski (1893-1956) in Budapest, Hungary on 25 September 1935. Acc. 2010.137 consists of a set of 3 records recorded by Matilda Sapieha under the name Princess Ilda Sapieha: Old Budapest Is Singing. The inside cover of the set is signed "Matilda Sapieha." Also included is a CD containing the content of the records. For a more detailed description of the recording and list of titles, provided by the donor is available.
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Matilda Sapieha-Kodenski married Prince Wladislaw Sapieha-Kodenski (1893-1956) in Budapest, Hungary on 25 September 1935. Prior to 1942 the couple fled Europe to escape the Nazi advance into Eastern Europe. They relocated to Pennsylvania and spent part of their time in Florida.
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Processing began by Tramia Jackson in 2007 and finished by Zach Jones in 2007.