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Frederick Rosenbaum Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 6707

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains correspondence and documents related to the adoption by an American couple of a Jewish orphan from Nazi Germany.

The first folder holds the correspondence between Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Rosenbaum in New York with the Zentrale für jüdische Pflegestellen und Adoptionsvermittlung ("Central Office for Jewish Foster Homes and Adoption") and American consular authorities in Germany, which documents the Rosenbaums' adoption of the orphan Hans Frank, later named Frederick Roger Rosenbaum. In addition to the correspondence, there are documents such as affidavits and a few other items related to the adoption and emigration of the child. Some of the correspondence also deals with the process of putting the child on a Kindertransport to Holland prior to his emigration to the United States. The second folder contains reproductions of a few marriage records and family papers collected by Rosenbaum in his efforts to find information on his birth family.

Dates

  • 1902-1944
  • Majority of material found within 1938-1944

Creator

Language of Materials

This collection is in German, English and Dutch.

Access Restrictions

Open to researchers.

Access Information

Collection is digitized. Follow the links in the Container List to access the digitized materials.

Use Restrictions

There may be some restrictions on the use of the collection. For more information, contact:

Leo Baeck Institute, Center for Jewish History, 15 West 16th Street, New York, NY 10011

email: lbaeck@lbi.cjh.org

Biographical Note

Frederick Rosenbaum was born in April 1932 as Hans Frank, the out of wedlock son of Erika Frank and Fritz Storz. He was adopted by Bernhard Rosenbaum in New York.

Extent

2 Folders

Abstract

This collection contains correspondence and documents related to the adoption by an American couple of a Jewish orphan from Nazi Germany.
Title
Guide to the Frederick Rosenbaum Collection, 1902-1944  AR 6707
Status
In Progress
Author
Processed by Timothy Ryan Mendenhall
Date
© 2012
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Revision Statements

  • July 17, 2013 : Links to digital objects added in Container List.

Repository Details

Part of the Leo Baeck Institute Repository

Contact:
15 West 16th Street
New York NY 10011 United States