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Dietrich Hanff Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 10458 / MF 646

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of extensive correspondence between Dietrich Hanff and family and friends during World War II and the 5 years thereafter. Included are a birthday note to Hansjuerg Hanff from his parents, article on Ernst Wiechert, correspondence between Dietrich Hanff and his parents in Stettin and his brother in Berlin, correspondence with his foster parents Heather and Robin Tanner in England; correspondence with Mrs. Adler (London), Gisela Blumenreich (Berlin and Stettin), Hans Burchard (Santiago de Chile,; Else and James Cohn (New York), Ernst Danneman (Delaware), Herta and Max Eisenstein (South Africa), Hans and Louise Flakenheim (Canada), Frank Glaser (Ohio), Elfriede Levy (Liverpool), Hildegard Meinhard (Stettin), Margot Palmer (Florida), Guenter Perl (Jerusalem), Ulrich Perl, Erna Schwarz (Italy and Manila) and others from Sydney, photo of Margaret Susan Faulkner, letters referring to restitution claims, correspondence with Olga Beer, Miss Fellner, Heather and Robin Tanner and others from the Association of Jewish Refugees in Britain, Anna and Otto Boettcher (Kiel), Alfred Hanff (Piaski), Hansjuerg and Irmgard Hanff, Emmi Hoefs, Evan and Lutz Joachimsthal, Irene Messow, Schoenhoff, Hannah, Kaete and others, post card to Paul Froeschel, correspondence with Dr. Abrahamson, Dr. Mosbach, materials relating to the deportation of Jews from Stettin.

Dates

  • 1936-1950

Language of Materials

This collection is in German, English, and French.

Access Restrictions

Open to researchers.

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

Moved from Stettin (today Szczecin, Poland) to Berlin in 1936, where his brother Hansjuerg worked in a Jewish orphanage. Hanff emigrated to England in 1939.

Extent

3 Folders

Abstract

The collection consists of extensive correspondence between Dietrich Hanff and family and friends during World War II and the 5 years thereafter. Included are a birthday note to Hansjuerg Hanff from his parents, article on Ernst Wiechert, correspondence between Dietrich Hanff and his parents in Stettin and his brother in Berlin, correspondence with his foster parents Heather and Robin Tanner in England; correspondence with Mrs. Adler (London), Gisela Blumenreich (Berlin and Stettin), Hans Burchard (Santiago de Chile,; Else and James Cohn (New York), Ernst Danneman (Delaware), Herta and Max Eisenstein (South Africa), Hans and Louise Flakenheim (Canada), Frank Glaser (Ohio), Elfriede Levy (Liverpool), Hildegard Meinhard (Stettin), Margot Palmer (Florida), Guenter Perl (Jerusalem), Ulrich Perl, Erna Schwarz (Italy and Manila) and others from Sydney, photo of Margaret Susan Faulkner, letters referring to restitution claims, correspondence with Olga Beer, Miss Fellner, Heather and Robin Tanner and others from the Association of Jewish Refugees in Britain, Anna and Otto Boettcher (Kiel), Alfred Hanff (Piaski), Hansjuerg and Irmgard Hanff, Emmi Hoefs, Evan and Lutz Joachimsthal, Irene Messow, Schoenhoff, Hannah, Kaete and others, post card to Paul Froeschel, correspondence with Dr. Abrahamson, Dr. Mosbach, materials relating to the deportation of Jews from Stettin.

Title
Guide to the Dietrich Hanff Collection, 1936-1950  AR 10458 / MF 646
Status
In Progress
Author
Processed by LBI Staff
Date
© 2014
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Leo Baeck Institute Repository

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