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Herbert Joseph Mansbach Collection

Identifier: AR 7073

Scope and Content Note

The first folder contains correspondence dealing with Mansbach's residence in Switzerland (1938-1941), including correspondence with German and American consulates and with the Swiss immigration police (Eidgenössische Fremdenpolizei), along with limited family correspondence. These letters and documents illustrate Mansbach's attempts to extend his visa while seeking emigration, and a few mention an internment in a refugee labor camps in Vouvry and Davesco, Switzerland. The second folder contains correspondence and documents related to Mansbach's attempts to emigrate to Palestine, where it appears his parents may have been. This folder also contains some personal and family correspondence.


  • Creation: 1938-1941


Language of Materials

This collection is in German and English.

Access Restrictions

Open to researchers.

Access Information

Collection is digitized. Follow the link(s) 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


Biographical Note

Dentist, born in Mannheim in 1912.


2 Folders


This collection contains official documents and official and personal correspondence illustrating the dentistry student Herbert Mansbach's time as a refugee in Switzerland and his attempts to emigrate.

Other Finding Aid

A partial inventory is available in the folder.

Guide to the Herbert Joseph Mansbach Collection, 1938-1941  AR 7073
Processed by LBI Staff and Timothy Ryan Mendenhall
© 2009
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Revision Statements

  • October 12, 2011 : Link(s) to digital objects added in Container List.

Repository Details

Part of the Leo Baeck Institute Repository

15 West 16th Street
New York NY 10011 United States