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Ernest B. Hofeller Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 5413

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains correspondence, personal papers and documents, and photographs documenting Ernest Hofeller's emigration from Germany to the refugee settlement in Sosúa, Dominican Republic, in the 1940s.

The documents and personal papers include a school certificate from Munich in the 1930s, but the majority of the papers concern Hofeller's emigration over Switzerland and Portugal to the Dominican Republic, and eventually to the United States. About 20 photographs illustrate this journey, including several which show daily life in the settlement in Sosúa. The collection also contains several letters sent by Hofeller's parents and sister, who remained in Munich, during the years prior to their deportaion in 1941. Finally, the collection also includes a family history manuscript covering the family's genealogy since 1721, with a later appendix concentrating on the Hofellers of Eichstetten.

Dates

  • 1928-2001
  • Majority of material found within 1940s

Creator

Language of Materials

This collection is in German, English, Spanish, Portuguese, 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

Extent

4 Folders

Abstract

This collection contains correspondence, personal papers and documents, and photographs documenting Ernest Hofeller's emigration from Germany to the refugee settlement in Sosúa, Dominican Republic, in the 1940s.

Related Material

See also the following memoirs by Ernest B. Hofeller: Munich 1933-1938 (ME 937) and Timetable to Nowhere. The story of the Sosua Settlement 1940 (MS 382).
Title
Guide to the Ernest B. Hofeller Collection, 1928-2001  AR 5413
Status
In Progress
Author
Processed by Timothy Ryan Mendenhall
Date
© 2012
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Revision Statements

  • April 04, 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