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Betty and Morris Moser Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 25497

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.

Dates

  • 1937-1958
  • Majority of material found within 1938

Creator

Language of Materials

This collection is in German, with a few letters in English.

Access Restrictions

This collection is open to researchers.

Access Information

Readers may access the collection by visiting the Lillian Goldman Reading Room at the Center for Jewish History. We recommend reserving the collection in advance; please visit the LBI Online Catalog and click on the "Request" button.

Biographical Note

Morris Moser and Betty Moser née Buchheim and their daughter Lore Moser, later Brennauer, arrived in New York from Germany in 1937.

Extent

0.25 Linear Feet (1 box)

Abstract

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.

Arrangement Note

Correspondence is in chronological order.

Digitization Note

The collection was digitized and made accessible in its entirety.
Title
Guide to the Betty and Morris Moser Collection undated, 1937-1958 , bulk 1938 AR 25497
Author
Processed by Kevin Schlottmann
Date
© 2014
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Description is in English.
Sponsor
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.

Revision Statements

  • October 2015: dao links and digitization information added by Leanora Lange.

Repository Details

Part of the Leo Baeck Institute Repository

Contact:
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