Dr. Shmarya Kleinman Papers

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Shmarya Kleinman was born in Russia around 1891 and studied medicine in Russia and Poland before emigrating to the United States in 1923. In 1927, he established his medical practice in Detroit. Dr. Kleinman and his wife, Rose, were active in the affairs of the Jewish Community Council of Detroit, a local civil and human rights advocacy group. The papers of Dr. Kleinman consist of personal correspondence with socialist Angelica Balabanoff, who participated in the Bolshevik revolution and was later active in the Socialist Party in Italy. The collection also contains a typescript of Dr. Kleinman's autobiography dealing primarily with his experience as a medical student in revolutionary Russia and Poland and his career as a physician, reformer, and political activist in Detroit from the late 1920s to the early 1940s.

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