Otto Neubauer Collection
Scope and Content Note
This collection mainly documents the experiences of Otto Neubauer and his family members from 1938-1945 with a particular emphasis on their efforts to secure emigration visas for Maximilian Neubauer, Ernst (Elias) Neubauer, and Frieda Weil. The bulk of the materials consist of correspondence in the form of handwritten German-language letters, many of which are very fragile. Alongside this correspondence is a bound volume containing annotated, English-language translations of many of these letters along with accompanying materials. Further materials include a diary, cookbook, limited immigration and restitution documents, and records of Otto Neubauer’s schooling, apprenticeships, and employment.
- Majority of material found within 1938-1945
- Hartstein, Agnes Neubauer (Person)
Language of Materials
The collection is in German and English.
This collection is open to researchers.
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Otto Neubauer was born on November 5, 1907 in Mannheim, Germany, as the second of two sons to Maximilian Neubauer (1873-1945) and his wife Agnes née Bloch (1877-1919). He worked as a sales and order clerk in the shoe industry and later as shoe cutter both in Germany and in the United States.
Otto immigrated to the United States in 1938. His father Maximilian and brother Ernst (alternatively Elias) (1904-1942?) were not allowed to emigrate despite years of effort by Otto and other family members and friends. Maximilian was held in the Gurs and Les Milles concentration camps in France and perished at Cornil, France in 1945.
Otto Neubauer married Anne Dreifus (1920-1999) in 1948 and settled in Columbus, Ohio.
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The focus of this collection is on the experiences of Otto Neubauer (1907-2000) and his family members from 1938-1945 with a particular emphasis on their efforts to secure emigration visas for Maximilian Neubauer, Ernst (Elias) Neubauer, and Frieda Weil. Most of the collection consists of correspondence. Other materials include a diary, a cookbook, limited immigration and restitution documents, and records of Otto Neubauer’s schooling, apprenticeships, and employment.
The collection is arranged in two series based on document type.
This collection was digitized and made accessible in its entirety.
Materials were flattened and placed in archival folders. Duplicates were removed. The notes found in the back of the cookbook were placed in their own folder and flattened with the exception of the index.
- Columbus (Ohio)
- Genealogical tables
- Gurs (Concentration camp)
- Legal documents
- Les Milles (Concentration camp)
- Mannheim (Germany)
- Neubauer family
- Neubauer, Maximilian, 1873-1945
- Neubauer, Otto, 1907-2000
- Restitution -- Germany
- Shoe industry
- United States -- Emigration and immigration
- Guide to the Otto Neubauer Collection 1914-2005 (bulk 1938-1945) AR 25339
- Processed by Leanora Lange
- © 2013
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Language of description note
- Description is in English.
- Described, encoded, and digitized as part of the CJH Holocaust Resource Initiative, made possible by the Conference on Jewish Material Claims against Germany.
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