Betty and Morris Moser Collection
Scope and Content Note
The bulk of the collection consists of letters to Betty and Morris (Moritz) Moser and their daughter Lore, from friends and family in Germany. The primary topic is the search for emigration opportunities. The collection includes a November 18, 1938 letter from a friend in Basel, describing Kristallnacht.
Identifiable correspondents include: Helene Simon, Gelsenkirchen; Sally and Frieda Levy, Neuried am Rhein; Betty Moser's father, Meier Buchheim, Dauborn (who died in Theresienstadt); Ludwig Gottschalk, Bonn; Alfred Mayer, Neuwied; Gustav Strauss, Chemnitz; Ella née Buchheim and Louis Jonas, Waldbreitbach (eventually escaped to New York); and Julius and Frieda Stern, Frankfurt.
The collection also includes one letter from Betty Moser to her daughter Lore at Cornell University (1949) and three letters to Betty Moser from Nelly Lohr of Dauborn (1957-1958). The various folder includes a handwritten menu and two photos of Betty Moser née Buchheim, one as a baby and one as an adult.
- Majority of material found within 1938
- Brenauer, Lore, 1928- (Person)
Language of Materials
This collection is in German, with a few letters in English.
This collection is open to researchers.
Morris Moser and Betty Moser née Buchheim and their daughter Lore Moser, later Brennauer, arrived in New York from Germany in 1937.
0.25 Linear Feet (1 box)
This collection consists of letters to Betty and Morris (Moritz) Moser and their daughter Lore in New York from friends and family in Germany. The primary topic is the search for emigration opportunities.
Correspondence is in chronological order.
The collection was digitized and made accessible in its entirety.
- Guide to the Betty and Morris Moser Collection undated, 1937-1958 , bulk 1938 AR 25497
- Processed by Kevin Schlottmann
- © 2014
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Language of description note
- Description is in English.
- Processing made possible by the Leon Levy Foundation and the Conference on Jewish Material Claims against Germany. Digitization made possible by the Conference on Jewish Material Claims against Germany.
- October 2015: dao links and digitization information added by Leanora Lange.