Skip to main content

Theresienstadt (Concentration camp)

 Organization

Dates

  • Existence: 1941-1945-05- - 1945

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

Bernhard Wolff Family Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 5482
Abstract

This collection documents the family of Bernhard Wolff, extending back to his earliest known ancestor in 1646 through his grandchildren born in the 1970s. Born in Esens (Ostfriesland, Germany), Bernhard escaped National Socialist persecution by emigrating to Porto Alegre, Brazil in 1938, followed shortly thereafter by his wife Fanny née Mitau. His six siblings and mother Flora née Oppenheimer also emigrated, eventually settling in Brazil, Argentina, Chile, or the U.S. The collection contains correspondence, family trees, vital records, official documents, and photographs of family and Jewish historical sites. Also included are a three-volume family chronicle and a two-volume collection of materials on the Jewish community of Esens (Ostfriesland) created by Bernhard Wolff. A unique highlight of the collection is the postcard album belonging to Fanny’s mother Ida Mitau née Jacobsohn, who was not able to escape Germany and perished in Theresienstadt.

Dates: 1881-1991; Majority of material found within 1938-1988

Julie Braun-Vogelstein Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 25034 / MF 473
Abstract

This collection contains correspondence and other materials related to the Braun-Vogelstein family.

Dates: 1743-1971

Papers of Berthold Jeiteles

 Collection
Identifier: RG 717
Abstract

This collection contains materials collected by Berthold Jeiteles (1872-1958) in Theresienstadt. Jeiteles, a member of a prominent family in Prague, was deported to Theresienstadt in 1939 and survived the war due to a clerical error. After the war he moved to New York and became a Talmudic scholar.

Dates: 1942-1946