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Letters from Günter Riegner

Identifier: AR 25514

Scope and Content Note

These are the letters from Günter Riegner to his brother Otto in Philadelphia. Otto had immigrated to the US, while his family, his siblings, Günter and Irmgard, and their father Hugo, remained in Berlin, Germany. In 1938 Günter went to Switzerland and Portugal, before reaching Cuba, from where he immigrated to the US in late 1939. He joined the US Army in 1941, and the events of WW II brought him to New Guinea and to the Philippines. In November 1945 he left for California and returned to New York City in 1946.

Shortly after his immigration, Günter switched from his native German to English.


  • Creation: 1937-1946


Language of Materials

This collection is in English and German.

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



0.25 Linear Feet


Letters from Günter Riegner in Berlin, France, and Switzerland to his brother Otto in Philadelphia.

Related Material

The correspondence to Otto Riegner in Philadelphia from his father Hugo in Berlin-Charlottenburg may be found in the Leo Baeck Institute Archives , Otto Ernst Riegner Family Collection (AR 25415). There are also some lines from Günter among those letters.

Guide to Letters from Günter Riegner, 1937-1946  AR 25514
Processed by Hermann Teifer
© 2013
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Revision Statements

  • May 22, 2014 : Links to digital objects added in Container List.

Repository Details

Part of the Leo Baeck Institute Repository

15 West 16th Street
New York NY 10011 United States