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[Elizabeth Melamid collection]

 Collection
Identifier: AR 25691

Scope and Content Note

The bulk of the collection consists of correspondence to the siblings Elisabeth and Margaret Jonas in Kent, England from their parents Julie and Julius Jonas and others in Hamburg, 1938-1939. Also included is the guestbook of the Melamid family in Antwerp and in New York, 1933-1949, containing signatures, drawings and photographs.

Dates

  • 1933-1949
  • Majority of material found in 1938-1939

Language of Materials

This collection is in German and some English.

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

Elizabeth Melamid was born as Elisabeth Jonas on April 13, 1921 in Hamburg, Germany, the daughter of Dr. Julius Jonas and Julia Jonas née Oppenheimer. Together with her sister Margaret and with the help of the rescue mission “Kindertransport” she escaped Nazi Germany in 1938 to England and then immigrated to the United States, where she married George Melamid.

The inventor and industrialist Michael Melamid (1882-1950) managed chemical oil companies in Belgium and in the United States. He and his wife Sina (Zinaida) née Gruenholtz entertained guests in their villa in Antwerp, Belgium and then again in their apartment in New York City. They were the parents of Alexander and George Melamid.

Extent

0.25 Linear Feet

Abstract

The bulk of the collection consists of correspondence to the siblings Elisabeth and Margaret Jonas in Kent, England from their parents Julie and Julius Jonas and others in Hamburg, 1938-1939. Also included is the guestbook of the Melamid family in Antwerp and in New York, 1933-1949, containing signatures, drawings and photographs.

Related Material

An extended obituary for Michael Melamid may be found in the Michael Melamid collection, AR 220.

Obituaries for Julie and Julius Jonas may be found on the Stolpersteine Hamburg website.
Title
Guide to the [Elizabeth Melamid collection], 1933-1949  AR 25691
Status
In Progress
Author
Processed by LBI Staff
Date
© 2016
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Revision Statements

  • October 2016:: dao links added by Emily Andresini.

Repository Details

Part of the Leo Baeck Institute Repository

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