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Siegfried Fritz Heinrich Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 25345

Scope and Content Note

Photographs, Correspondence, vital and educational records and other documents pertaining to Frederick (Siegfried Fritz) and Raissa Henry (Heinrich)

Dates

  • 1889-1954

Creator

Language of Materials

This collection is in German, Russian, English.

Access Restrictions

Open to researchers.

Use Restrictions

There may be some restrictions on the use of the collection. For more information, contact:

Leo Baeck Institute, Center for Jewish History, 15 West 16th Street, New York, NY 10011

email: lbaeck@lbi.cjh.org

Biographical Note

Siegfried Fritz Heinrich was born on May 28, 1889 in Altenburg, Thuringia (Germany), the son of Isidor Heinrich and his wife Johanna née Bernstein. He had two brothers, Walter and Willy. In 1914 Fritz joined the German Army voluntarily and was decorated after the war with the Iron Cross. His brother, Walter Heinrich, was killed in action in Aug. 1915. Fritz graduated from law school at the University of Erlangen in 1919.

On Dec. 12, 1925, Fritz got married to the dentist Raissa Halberstadt in Warsaw, Poland. She was born on Jun. 5, 1896 in Babruysk (or Bobruisk, Belarus), the daughter of Meier Hirsh Halberstadt and his wife Sara Rachel, née Janitz. The couple then moved to England, where they had two sons, Irvin George (b. 1927) and Ronald James Montague (Ronnie, b. 1930). The Heinrichs became British citizens in 1934. At the same time, Siegfried Fritz Heinrich changed his name officially to Frederick Henry. He worked in the lumber trade in London. From October to December 1940, Henry was interned as an enemy alien at Winter Quarters Camp, Ascot.

In January 1949 Frederick and Raissa Henry moved to New York City. At that time their sons already resided in the US (George in California and Ronnie in Boston, Mass.). Frederick and Raissa Henry became US citizens in 1954.

Extent

1.5 Linear Feet

Abstract

Photographs, Correspondence, vital and educational records and other documents pertaining to Frederick (Siegfried Fritz) and Raissa Henry (Heinrich)

Separated Material

Photographs have been removed to the LBI Photograph Collection.
Title
Guide to the Siegfried Fritz Heinrich Collection, 1889-1954  AR 25345
Status
In Progress
Author
Processed by LBI Staff
Date
© 2009
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Leo Baeck Institute Repository

Contact:
15 West 16th Street
New York NY 10011 United States