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John Grossmann Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 11541

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains copies of documents and correspondence pertaining to the "aryanization" of John Grossman's father's plywood manufacturing company, "Furniererzeugung Emil Grossmann," and a 1954 letter from Vienna authorities negating a request for restitution. Accompanying this mid-century material is an Austrian Heritage Collection questionnaire for John Grossman, where he describes in detail growing up in Vienna and his escape to South America. There are also essays on various subjects (travel, geography, etc) and artwork by John Grossmann done circa 2005.

Dates

  • 1938-2005

Creator

Language of Materials

This collection is in German, English and Spanish.

Access Restrictions

Open to researchers.

Access Information

Collection is digitized. Follow the links in the Container List to access the digitized materials.

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

Hans Martin Grossmann was born in Vienna in 1926. He lived at Hietzinger Hauptstrasse in the 13th Viennese district where he went to elementary school. He escaped from Vienna to England, then to Argentinia where he stayed until 1968. He moved to Uruguay and in 1992 finally to the USA.

Extent

2 Folders

Abstract

This collection contains copies of documents and correspondence pertaining to the "aryanization" of John Grossman's father's plywood manufacturing company, "Furniererzeugung Emil Grossmann," and a 1954 letter from Vienna authorities negating a request for restitution. Accompanying this mid-century material is an Austrian Heritage Collection questionnaire for John Grossman, where he describes in detail growing up in Vienna and his escape to South America. There are also essays on various subjects (travel, geography, etc) and artwork by John Grossmann done circa 2005.

Related Material

See also John Grossmann's memoirs, ME 1125

Bibliography

Austrian Heritage Collection
Title
Guide to the John Grossmann Collection, 1938-2005  AR 11541
Status
In Progress
Author
Processed by Michael O'Connor
Date
© 2013
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Revision Statements

  • July 2015:: dao links added by Emily Andresini.

Repository Details

Part of the Leo Baeck Institute Repository

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