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Margo Wolff Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 1470 / MF 482

Scope and Contents

This collection documents the life and work of journalist Margo Wolff. It contains personal papers, correspondence (including a 1953 letter in the Addenda by writer Walter Meckauer to Wolff), articles, clippings, and diaries.

The following individuals are mentioned in this collection: Hertha Pauli, Hugo Doeblin, Alfred Doeblin, Hanna Bertholet, Reuben Hecht, Anne Frank, Hedy Hevar, Herald Isenstein, Max Gruenewald, and Walter Meckauer.

Dates

  • 1904-1990

Language of Materials

The collection is in English, German, and Hebrew.

Access Restrictions

Open to researchers.

Boxes 1-6 of the collection are microfilmed - use MF 482 (17 reels). (Boxes 7-8 are not microfilmed.)

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

Margo Wolf was born in Stettin in 1909. She worked as a journalist in Berlin. After 1933, she emigrated to France, where she was arrested and sent to Gurs. She managed to escape to Marseilles, where she helped groups of children to escape to Switzerland and Spain. After the war, she worked as a journalist for Maccabi (later Juedische Rundschau) and was sent to the Zionist Congress in Basel in 1946. In 1949 she emigrated to New York. She received an M.A. degree from the New School for a thesis about youth aliyah in 1951. She worked for the German-Jewish newspaper Aufbau and visited Germany frequently to lecture. In 1986 she published her memoirs of her time in Marseilles: "The boys of Mon Repos; the rescue operation 'Sesame' from Vichy France". She also translated David Ben-Gurion's memoirs. She was married to Hugo Doeblin. She died in Miami in 1990.

Extent

6.75 Linear Feet

Overview

This collection documents the life and work of journalist Margo Wolff. It contains personal papers, correspondence (including a 1953 letter in the Addenda by writer Walter Meckauer to Wolff), articles, clippings, and diaries.

Microfilm

Boxes 1-6 of the collection are available on 17 reels of microfilm (MF 482).
  1. Reel 1: 1/1 - 1/5
  2. Reel 2: 1/6 - 1/24
  3. Reel 3: 1/25 - 1/29
  4. Reel 4: 2/1 - 2/11
  5. Reel 5: 2/12 - 2/20
  6. Reel 6: 2/21 - 2/35; 3/1 - 3/4
  7. Reel 7: 3/5 - 3/20
  8. Reel 8: 3/21 - 3/28
  9. Reel 9: 3/29 - 3/30
  10. Reel 10: 4/1 - 4/4
  11. Reel 11: 4/5 - 4/8
  12. Reel 12: 4/9 - 4/18
  13. Reel 13: 4/19 - 4/20; 5/1 - 5/10
  14. Reel 14: 5/11 - 5/27
  15. Reel 15: 5/28 - 5/35; 6/1 - 6/2
  16. Reel 16: 6/3 - 6/18
  17. Reel 17: 6/19 - 6/36

Related Material

12 lectures by Margo Wolf on various topics, circa 1976-1982, may be found in Margo Wolff Lectures].

Separated Material

Photographs have been removed to the Photograph Collection.

Medals and silver coins have been removed to the Art and Objects Collection.

Audiovisual materials have been removed to the A/V Collection.
Title
Margo Wolff Collection, 1904-1990   AR 1470 / MF 482
Author
Processed by LBI Staff
Date
© 2009
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Description is in English.

Revision Statements

  • October 24, 2013 : Links to digital objects added in Container List.

Repository Details

Part of the Leo Baeck Institute Repository

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