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  • Collection: Mollie Lieber West

01 MollieFamilyPoland001.jpg
Young Mollie West (nee Shieman) shown with her immediate family, Father “Harry” Shieman, Mother “Minnie” Mindel Shieman, and younger brother Louis in Poland.

01 immigration card001.jpg
Scan of Mollie West’s Immigrant Identification Card that was given to her at the American Consulate in Poland before she arrived in the United States.

Mollie remembers the influence the Memorial Day Massacre had on her.

03 Carl and Mollie.jpg
Photograph of Mollie shown with first husband Carl Leiber in his uniform.

04 Letter from Mollie 1943001.jpg
The correspondence from Mollie Leiber West to Carl Leiber describes the events at the Youth Communist League (YCL) convention when it disbanded. In the letter, Mollie describes the quick and dramatic dissolution of the YCL and the founding of…

05 Letter from Carl pg1.jpg
Correspondence from Carl Leiber describing his activities in the Army as he is being sent overseas. Dates, locations, and other information were censored out of the soldiers' letters so that information about military movements could not get into the…

06 Mollie World Student Congress.jpg
Mollie [far left] pictured with other delegates in Moscow. The United States delegation was invited to visit the Soviet Union while they were in Europe attending the World Youth Congress in London and the World Student Congress in Czechoslovakia.

07 Mollie West 1954054.jpg
Photograph of a tender moment between Mollie West and her adopted son, Steven West. Steven West was born 1951 and taken in by Molle and former husband James West six weeks after his birth and later adopted by them.
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