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Theresienstadt (Concentration camp)

 Organization

Dates

  • Existence: 1941-1945-05-

Found in 14 Collections and/or Records:

Archives of the Society for the History of Czechoslovak Jews

 Collection
Identifier: AR 25443
Abstract This collection contains the records of the Society for the History of Czechoslovak Jews, an organization founded in 1961, in New York City, by members of the Joseph Popper unit of B’nai B’rith, to foster and disseminate knowledge about the history and culture of Jews in the Czech and Slovak lands. Along with the Joseph Popper unit and, later, the Holocaust Survivors of Slovakia, the society sponsored an annual memorial service held in New York City to honor Czechoslovak Jews who perished in the Holocaust. A majority of the records are from the tenure of Rabbi Norman Patz as president (1994-2008). The materials primarily comprise correspondence, and items related to the annual memorial service, including texts of addresses, and yizkor memorial booklets. Also included are meeting minutes, letters to the membership, financial reports, writings, speeches, obituaries, clippings, photographs, and printed ephemera. The society's correspondence reflects its participation in cultural events related to Czech and Slovak Jewish history, as well as its relationship to the Jewish communities in the Czech Republic and, to a lesser extent, Slovakia; some correspondence with members contains genealogical information.
Dates: 1962-2010; Majority of material found within 1992-2010

Bertha Badt-Strauss Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 3945
Abstract The bulk of the collection consists of correspondence to Bertha Badt-Strauss from various writers and friends between 1940 and 1969. The letters deal with topics related to emigration/immigration, Judaism, Zionism and publishing opportunities in the United States and Mexico. Included are manuscripts, poems, photographs and clippings of Badt-Strauss's correspondents, as well as some of her own writings.
Dates: 1935-2011; Majority of material found within 1940-1969

Eva Heilberg Schäffer Family Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 25411
Abstract The collection consists of private correspondence, personal documents and writings of Eva Heilberg Schäffer, her parents, her husband Hans Schäffer, her daughters and other relatives and friends.
Dates: 1849-1995; Majority of material found within 1890-1945

Gerald Weiss Family Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 25393
Abstract This collection documents the history of the Weiss family with a focus on Gerald Weiss’ parents Jacob and Selma Weiss née Falk and their siblings. Jacob (alternatively Köbes) Weiss (1883-1965) was born the second of nine children to the cattle dealer Albert Weiss and his wife Mathilde Amalie née Michel. As a young man, he lived in Cologne and started a bed linen manufacturing business, S & J Weiss, with his brother Siegmund. As the situation for Jews in Germany worsened in the 1930s, he and Siegmund smuggled money from the business to banks in Holland to aid in the Weiss family’s emigration. Jacob Weiss emigrated with his wife and children in 1939 and settled in New York. This collection contains family trees, family correspondence, translations of family correspondence, vital records, immigration and naturalization records, correspondence and legal documents concerning restitution claims, correspondence and legal documents concerning the estate of Hermann and Carolina Michel née Frank, and correspondence and photographs concerning family gravesites and the restoration of a Jewish cemetery.
Dates: 1921-1999; Majority of material found within 1938-1960

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

Manfred H. Hecht Family Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 25111
Abstract 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
Abstract 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: 1724; 1900-1998

Ogutsch and Katz Family Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 25578
Abstract This collection contains official certificates documenting the lives of four family members of the Ogutsch-Katz family. Also included are report cards, clippings, correspondence, and obituaries, as well as many photographs.
Dates: 1893-1988; Majority of material found within 1941-1975

Ostwald Family Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 11029
Abstract 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

Paul Egon Cahn Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 25431
Abstract The Paul Egon Cahn Collection holds personal and official papers of Paul Egon and Senta Ilse Cahn and their families, as well as about one thousand personal and family photographs.
Dates: 1820-2002; Majority of material found within 1935-1985

Perlstein and Freimark Families Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 7246
Abstract This collection contains drawings and poems by Theresienstadt inmates, Jewish newspapers from the period of the Nazi dictatorship, and newsletters of the Maccabi Hazair youth organization.
Dates: circa 1935-1943

Pretzfelder Family Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 25365
Abstract This collection contains various material about the Pretzfelder Family and the Kristallglasfabrik Spiegelau. The emphasis of the collection lies on the loss, restitution and postwar development of the glass factory in Bavaria and the rise of Fritz Pretzfelder (later Frederick Preston) as a successful industrial businessman. The collection also documents the family's immigration to Great Britain in 1938 and other family events. The collection includes many family photographs.
Dates: 1842-1994; Majority of material found within 1910-1961

Resi Weglein Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 25633
Abstract This collection contains the papers of Resi Weglein and reflects various periods of her life, especially the time period 1942 to 1945. Resi Weglein and her husband Siegmund Weglein were deported to Theresienstadt in August 1942, where she helped to provide health services to the detainees. The bulk of the documents in the collection consist of personal correspondence, restitution materials, emigration and immigration papers, and photographs. The collection also includes two handwritten notebooks of Resi Weglein and associated manuscripts which reflect her experiences as a nurse in Theresienstadt. The collection also provides information about the rest of her family, especially her husband Siegmund Weglein, who served in World War I, and her son Walter Weglein (later Weglyn), who was rescued via Kindertransport. Also included are clippings, book reviews, reports and correspondence from the War Refugee Board, and an assortment of materials pertaining to the Theresienstadt period.
Dates: 1894-2007; Majority of material found in 1930s-1940s, 1950s-1970s

Rose Wegner Family Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 25028
Abstract This collection consists mainly of correspondence between family members of Rose Wegner, predominantly of her mother Gertrud Leon's letters from Berlin to Rose in New York in the years 1938-1942. The recent correspondence between Peter Leon and Beate Niemann deals with the past of Beate's Nazi parents and their connection to the Leons.
Dates: 1884-2003; Majority of material found within 1937-1942, 2002-2003