Rattner describes his decision to leave Paris with his wife Bettina due to the start of World War II, and documents the arduous process of getting out of Europe and their trip across the Atlantic. No entries before September 1 or after October 28.
Abraham Rattner diary, 1939 September 1 - October 28. Abraham Rattner and Esther Gentle papers, 1891-1986. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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