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Rosalie Westreich Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 25044 / MF 910

Scope and Content Note

Collection of correspondence from Persia/Iran; family correspondence; letters to and from friends; newspaper articles, clippings, brochures; genealogical material; photos; passports; articles; miscellaneous documents; video tapes

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Dates

  • [unknown]

Creator

Language of Materials

This collection is in English and German.

Access Restrictions

Open to researchers.

Access Information

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

Collection is microfilmed, please use MF 910.

Readers may access the collection by visiting the Lillian Goldman Reading Room at the Center for Jewish History. We recommend reserving the collection in advance; please visit the LBI Online Catalog and click on the "Request" button.

Use Restrictions

See licence agreement with Shoah Foundation for restrictions concerning use of Shoa interviews

Biographical Note

Rosalie Westreich was born in Poland in 1908. When she was six month old the family moved to Frankfurt a.M., where her father, Chaim Westreich, opened a bicycle business. She went to school at the Philanthropin till the 10th grade and worked later as a secretary and stenotypist in Frankfurt. After 1933 she changed jobs frequently and emigrated to Paris in 1937, where she lived with her brother and his wife and worked as a nanny.

A few months later, she accepted a job as a secretary and translator with the Joint Distribution Committee and worked for them until the German invasion. She escaped to Bordeaux and made her way to England. In 1939 she emigrated to the United States of America. All family members survived by emigrating to the USA.

In the States, Rosalie Westreich kept working for the committee and was sent back to Europe in 1945, where she worked at the head office in Munich with displaced persons until 1949. In 1954 she was sent to Teheran/Iran by her employer, the Joint Distribution Committee, to observe and help the progress of Jewish Communities in Iran. She died in 2001.

Extent

1.25 Linear Feet

Abstract

Collection of correspondence from Persia/Iran; family correspondence; letters to and from friends; newspaper articles, clippings, brochures; genealogical material; photos; passports; articles; miscellaneous documents; video tapes

Arrangement

This collection is arranged in 4 series.

Microfilm

Collection is available on 2 reels of microfilm (MF 910).

  1. Reel 1: 1/0-2/4
  2. Reel 2: 2/5-3/13

Separated Material

Audiovisual materials have been removed to the LBI A/V Collection.

Photographs have been removed to the LBI Photograph Collection.

Title
Guide to the Rosalie Westreich Collection AR 25044 / MF 910
Status
In Progress
Author
Processed by LBI Staff
Date
© 2010
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Description is in English.

Revision Statements

  • February 06, 2012 : Links to digital objects added in Container List.

Repository Details

Part of the Leo Baeck Institute Repository

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