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Strassen family

 Family

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Trude Kersten Family Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 25304
Abstract

The Trude Kersten Family Collection documents the family history of the Brinizters', who lived in the Altona district of Hamburg, Germany from the late 1920s until 1938. When the situation for Jews in Germany became increasingly threatening they decided to emigrate to India, Great Britain and to the U.S. Jenny Brinitzer worked as a female doctor, Eugen Brinitzer as a dermatologist, their oldest son Carl Brinitzer became famous as an author and correspondent and Ewald Kersten established an international shipping agency. TheĆ­r diverse paths of life are illustrated in several photo albums, memoirs, letters and official documents.

Dates: 1899-1989; Majority of material found within 1930s-1940s