Letters from Günter Riegner
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
- Riegner, Günter (Person)
Language of Materials
This collection is in English and German.
Open to researchers.
Collection is digitized. Follow the links in the Container List to access the digitized materials.
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.
- 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.
- May 22, 2014 : Links to digital objects added in Container List.