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Auschwitz (Concentration camp)

 Organization

Found in 22 Collections and/or Records:

Beiner Family Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 11129
Overview The collection contains documents of Ernst Beiner and his family, including documents pertaining to his studies and work in pharmacy and dentistry, family photographs, and a file of material regarding his restitution claim against Germany after World War II. Also included are documents of the family of Biener's wife Fanny Beiner née Karpf.
Dates: 1908-1999

Centre de Documentation Juive Contemporaine Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 6668
Overview This collection consists of photocopies of memos and reports of the German occupying forces in France concerning deportations and other measures against Jews living in France. The documents were compiled by the Centre de Documentation Juive Contemporain and sent to the American Joint Distribution Committee.
Dates: 1941-1944

Concentration Camps Clippings Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 971 C
Overview This clippings collection contains newspaper clippings covering history and memorials of concentration camps. Also included are brochures, programs, and a poster for events held in memory of victims of concentration camps. Finally, two annual reports of the KZ-Gedenkstätte Dachau and a bibliography of literature at the KZ-Museum Dachau are included.
Dates: 1950-1997

Concentration Camps Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 971
Overview This constructed collection contains very limited traces of several concentration camps established and run by the Nazis between 1933 and 1945. The concentration camps covered are Auschwitz, Buchenwald, Buna-Monowitz, Dachau, Sachsenhausen, Schatzlar, and Stutthof. Limited materials from the Łódź ghetto are also included, and other concentration camps may be mentioned. The scant materials in the collection include correspondence, creative or religious writings, photographs, money, lists of prisoners, materials on Josef Mengele, calls to action to assist prisoners, military reports by liberators, a copy of a Totenbuch from Dachau, an original death certificate from Auschwitz, and an original certificate of discharge from Sachsenhausen. The one exception to the relative scarcity of materials on each camp is the extensive interrogation report from Buchenwald.
Dates: 1933-2004

David Friedman Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 6988/MF 742
Overview David Friedman (Friedmann; 1893-1980) was an artist in Berlin. During the Nazi Holocaust, he was incarcerated in the Lodz Ghetto and Auschwitz. He resumed his artistic career immediately after the war and then immigrated to the United States. His papers include artwork, memoirs, and essays focusing on his experiences in the Holocaust.
Dates: 1923-2006

Egon Fromm Family Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 25107
Overview The Egon Fromm Family Collection documents the lives of members of the Fromm and Heumann families, with a focus on the families of Walter Fromm and Carola Heumann, the parents of Egon Fromm. Included is family correspondence that relates to the family's emigration and search for relatives after the war. Other papers include songs and speeches from family weddings, a friendship book, passports and genealogy research for both branches of the family.
Dates: 1912-1987; Majority of material found within 1930-1950

Ernest W. Michel (1923-2016) Papers

 Collection
Identifier: P-901
Overview This collection contains the papers of Ernest W. Michel, Holocaust Survivor Journalist and public speaker,including clippings of newspaper articles written by and about Michel, correspondence between Michel and many important Jewish and political figures and autograph files, which Michel collected. Many of these files concern Michel’s Holocaust experiences, speaking engagements, the World Gathering of Jewish Holocaust Survivors, and Michel’s work with the United Jewish Appeal.
Dates: 1698, 1938-1996; Majority of material found within 1946-1987

Gerda Lerner Family Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 25149 / MF 1008
Overview The collection contains materials related to several members of the Kronstein/Neumann/Mueller families; both original documents as well as additional biographical information and excerpts from Gerda Lerner's book "A Death of One's Own". The bulk consists of correspondence, mainly written from Ilona Kronstein's exile in Nice to her daughter Gerda in the United States. In one letter, Ilona Kronstein describes a brief stay in the Gurs camp. Most of the correspondence has been summarized by John and Eva Englander, the summaries are included in the folders.
Dates: 1939-1978

Gettinger Family Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 25677
Overview This collection comprises letters, official documents, and photographs that pertain to the lives of members of the Gettinger family, specifically the brothers Isadore (Isidor) and Israel, as they attempted to emigrate from Austria amid the rise of the German Reich and the implications thereafter.
Dates: 1911-2012; Majority of material found within 1939-1946

Herta and Carl Mayer Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 25616
Overview The Herta and Carl Mayer Collection holds the assorted papers of Herta Mayer (Fuchs/ Fox) and her husband Carl (Karl) Mayer. Included in the collection are scattered documents of the Fuchs family members, Moric, Alice and Richard Fuchs. The collection primarily consists of Herta Mayer’s official documents and correspondence regarding immigration and restitution attempts after 1945. Photographs and family correspondence can be found as well.
Dates: 1912-2000; Majority of material found within 1945-2000

Hochherr Family Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 6348
Overview This collection consists of the personal papers of the Hochherr family of southwestern Germany. Materials include vital records, photographs, a genealogical chart, a family history, official records of family members’ deportations and deaths in extermination camps, an account of life in Nazi-occupied Holland, and an account of an escape to Switzerland. With the exception of the photographs, the collection consists entirely of photocopies.
Dates: circa 1910-2014; Majority of material found within 1936-1946

Höxter Family Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 6875
Overview This collection contains correspondence sent by Käthe and Hugo Höxter, first from their home in Mannheim, and then beginning late 1940 from the Gurs camp, to their son Heinz (Henry) in Louisiana.
Dates: 1938-1942, 1991

Inge M. Rosenthal Collection.

 Collection
Identifier: AR 10476 / MF 634
Overview Information related to Inge Rosenthal's parents, and photographs and post cards from World War I era. The countries depicted include Germany, Austria, France, Hungary, Romania, South Africa, Spain, Holland.
Dates: 1915-1999

Ingrid Decker Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 11676
Overview Three essays by Ingrid Decker are bound together into one illustrated typescript. They all report about Jewish German survivors of the Holocaust and their emigrations to Mexico and to the Dominican Republic.
Dates: 1910-1984

Jews in Germany after 1945 collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 4197
Overview The collection consists of clippings from West-German, Swiss, and US newspapers, as well as some correspondence, published materials and ephemera, describing various aspects of Jews in Germany after the Holocaust.
Dates: 1951-1995

Manfred H. Hecht Family Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 25111
Overview Correspondence from Manfred H. Hecht's parents to him in New York; correspondence and documents concerning their emigration attempts.
Dates: 1940-2002; Majority of material found within 1940-1941

Norbert Troller Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 7268 / MF 500
Overview Extensive autobiographical manuscript by Troller, with illustrations and other supporting material, discussing his family and community, his early life, and his experiences during and after the Holocaust.
Dates: 1900-1993

Ostwald Family Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 11029
Overview Documents refer to the Ostwald, Tendlau and Cohen families. One focus is on the life of Alice Witte née Cohn. Of special significance is a letter that Karl Siche wrote to Alice Witte. Together with Alice Witte's former husband Max Witte, Karl Siche was detained in a concentration camp. Here Max Witte passed away. There is also a remarkable letter from Hedwig Ostwald, which she wrote in Theresienstadt in 1944, prior to her deportation to Auschwitz where she died. Her husband Max Ostwald, a lawyer and the head of the Reichsvereinigung der Juden in Deutschland (district Westphalia) had already died in 1942 in Theresienstadt from disease.
Dates: 1816-1976; Majority of material found within 1889-1947

Papers of Philip Friedman (1901-1960)

 Collection
Identifier: RG 1258
Overview This collection contains the personal and professional papers of historian and bibliographer Philip Friedman. These materials include correspondence with individuals and with organizations, newspaper clippings, subject files, manuscripts of works by Friedman and by others, and some of Friedman’s personal documents. These materials relate to Friedman’s work on the histories of various Jewish communities, particularly those in Poland, and his work gathering source documents about the Holocaust.
Dates: 1914-1993; Majority of material found within 1930 - 1960

Semi Uffenheimer Family Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 25892
Overview The Semi Uffenheimer family collection contains the papers of Semi Uffenheimer and his famliy, and documents the effects of Nazi persecution on their lives, his emigration to Argentina and the fate of his mother Anna, his father Adolf and his sister Flora, who were deported to the concentration camp of Gurs, France. The collection also holds information about other members of Semi’s family. Much of the collection is correspondence between Semi and his sister, focusing on the family’s life in Germany and later in the concentration camp of Gurs. Furthermore the collection contains genealogical research documents such as family trees; documents relating to Semi’s marriage search; and some photographs and postcards.
Dates: 1928 - 2014; Majority of material found within 1937 - 1949

Steffi Winters Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 10219
Overview This collection contains a copy of Elisabeth Schönfeld's diary written during the Nazi dictatorship, as well as a few photographs, a manuscript by Lucie Meyer on her emigration to France, and a couple of family papers. All items are photocopies, except the photographs.
Dates: 1918-1952

Walter Zvi Bacharach Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 25814
Overview The Walter Zvi Bacharach Collection consists of various personal and professional documents, testimonials, certificates, newspaper clippings, notes and correspondence from the life of Walter Zvi Bacharach and his family. They mostly concern his life in Germany and the Netherlands, his captivity during the Holocaust as well as his liberation. Furthermore, the collection contains correspondence, testimonials and documents regarding his life and academic career in Israel. Additional family documents as well as family correspondence are included in the collection.
Dates: 1927-1993