Dachau (Concentration camp)
Found in 19 Collections and/or Records:
Concentration Camps Clippings Collection
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.
Concentration Camps Collection
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.
David Heimann Collection
The bulk of the collection consists of the personal correspondence generated by a number of the members of the Heimann family and prose and poetry composed by David Heimann for various celebratory family events. Other materials include photographs, documents, and genealogical materials.
Dreyfuss Family Collection; Mannheim
Documents and correspondence pertaining to the Dreyfuss family from Mannheim, the descendents of Elias Hayum. All documents are photocopies of originals.
Felix Klein Collection
The Felix Klein Collection documents the work and life of the Vienna-born graphologist Felix Klein. Prominent among the collection is his work as a graphologist and founder of the National Society for Graphology. The papers consist of official documents, newspaper articles, publications, manuscripts and a few photographs.
Harry Kranner Fiss Collection
The Harry Kranner Fiss Collection documents the life of Harry Kranner Fiss, especially highlighting his life in Vienna, Austria, in the 1930s, as a translator for the American military's prosecution team at the Nuremberg Trials in 1945, and his professional career. A smaller amount of material relates to the Kranner/ Fiss family and to the related Römer, Singer, and other families. The collection contains many manuscripts and drafts of articles, novels, and poetry; diaries; extensive photographs and photograph albums; correspondence; notes; official documents; programs; and other materials.
Heinrich Eduard Jacob Collection
Folder one contains a variety of personal certificates and documents belonging to Heinrich and Dora Jacob, including documents related to his arrest, deportation, and emigration from Vienna and arrival in the United States in 1939. There are also a number of letters from prominent literary and cultural figures such as Thomas Mann, Max Brod, Hugo von Hoffmansthal, and Stefan Zweig.
Hugo Stransky Collection
This collection reflects the professional activities of Rabbi Hugo Stransky (1905-1983). The bulk of the collection relates to Jewish military chaplaincy and memorials for Jewish veterans. Materials include correspondence, manuscripts, programs of memorial services held at Congregation Beth Hillel in New York City's Washington Heights, and materials related to the Jewish Veterans Association.
Josephine Zwirn Collection
The collection contains questionnaires I + II of the Austrian Heritage Collection at the Leo Baeck Institute. Included are photocopies of correspondence and official documents pertaining to Walter Schwarz’s imprisonment in the Dachau concentration camp; as well as various materials, such as photocopies of vital records and emigration papers pertaining to Josephine Zwirn’s second husband, Otto Zwirn; and photocopies of photographs of Josephine’s parents, Karl and Hilda Schindler.
Lilly Isler Collection
The collection contains the correspondence of Lilly Isler and her family regarding daily life and their attempts to get her mother, Gisela Klug, out of Vienna.
Ludwig Neumann Collection
The collection contains primarily documents relating to Ludwig Neumann's attempts to emigrate to a variety of countries, as well as other professional and personal correspondence.
Martin Hauser Collection
This collection consists mainly of the diaries of Zionist Martin Hauser. Born in Berlin in 1913, Hauser emigrated to Palestine in 1933. He volunteered for the Royal Air Force during World War II and was involved in the liberation of Dachau. In addition to his diaries from 1929-1951, the collection includes speeches, Zionist circulars, and military reports.
Marx Family Collection
This collection documents the lives of the Marx family, who lived at the beginning of the twentieth century in Ludwigshafen am Rhein (Rheinland-Pfalz), Germany. There Sigmund Marx built up a flour wholesale business with his brother Willy Marx. Sigmund Marx was married to Mathilde Marx, who gave birth to Ernest and Paul Marx. The collection contains the correspondence of the Marx family, financial papers of the Sigmund Marx business and a huge amount of clippings regarding German-Jewish life during the Nazi period.
Recollections of Klara and Otto Markstein
Recording of a reading about experiences as internees in Nazi Germany and as refugees in Latin America.
Renee Aldor Collection
The primary focus of the Renee Aldor Collection is on the immigration experience of Renee and Ernst Aldor and Ernst Aldor's internment in Dachau. Documentation on these subjects includes various official documents, including identification papers, immigration documentation, and some correspondence. In addition, about half of the collection consists of photographs, including family snapshots and a photo album.
Rudolph Shaffert Family Collection
The collection contains Rudolph Shaffert’s personal and official correspondence, restitution claims, newspaper clippings, photographs, and official documents from Austria and the United States as well as immigration records from the United States. It includes official and personal documents and photographs from other family members.
Stern and Fantl Families Collection
This collection documents the Stern and Fantl families of Vienna, Austria from the mid-nineteenth century through 1980. Materials include personal correspondence, vital records (birth and marriage certificates), immigration and naturalization records, education records, passports, legal papers, contracts of sale for family property, photographs, poems, and Erwin Stern’s personal account of imprisonment in Dachau.
Susan Graham Collection
The collection contains correspondence mostly authored by Stephanie and Franz Pisker, dispatched from Vienna, Austria and the Jewish ghetto in Opole, Poland to their daughter Susan (née Herta) in America, before Franz and Stefanie were killed in the extermination camp of Sobibor. Also included are official documents and letters pertaining to their unsuccessful attempt to immigrate to the United States and the questionnaires by the Austrian Heritage Collection of Susan and her husband John H. Graham.
Werner and Gisella Cahnman Collection
This collection contains material pertaining to the sociologist Werner Cahnman and his wife, the biophysicist Gisella Levi Cahnman. It primarily documents the early years and immigration of Werner Cahnman, as well as his and his wife's careers in the United States. It also illustrates the immigration of family members. Papers in this collection include a large amount of photographs, correspondence, diaries, some writings, official papers, and restitution files.