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Dorit B. Whiteman Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 6168

Scope and Content Note

The bulk of the materials in this collection are drafts of articles by psychologist Dorit Whiteman on the experience of Holocaust survivors, including a full draft of the longer work The Uprooted. Additional materials include some photocopies of personal papers belonging to her mother, Lillian Stern Bader.

The first folder contains shorter manuscripts of articles on Holocaust survivors, primarily those who escaped Germany via the Kindertransport initiative. These articles often present the findings of Whiteman's research, which she conducted via interviews and questionnaires sent to survivors. The larger manuscript The Uprooted is in a similar vein: it comprises, however, a much broader study on survivors based on an extensive questionnaire. Although there are some longer sections on the experiences of displaced children, the focus is on the experience of life under the National Socialist regime, the experience of escaping this regime, and the aftermath, both short-term and long-term, of the escape. Other materials in this collection consist of a small number of photocopied documents belonging to Whiteman's mother, Lillian Stern Bader, and a list of Jewish refugees in the Netherlands.

Dates

  • 1919-1996
  • Majority of material found within 1990-1996

Creator

Language of Materials

This collection is in English, German and Dutch.

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

6 Folders

Abstract

The bulk of the materials in this collection are drafts of articles by psychologist Dorit Whiteman on the experience of Holocaust survivors, including a full draft of the longer work The Uprooted. Additional materials include some photocopies of personal papers belonging to her mother, Lillian Stern Bader.

Bibliography

The manuscript The Uprooted was published as The uprooted: a Hitler legacy. Voices of those who escaped before the final solution ( New York: Plenum Press, 1993 ). The LBI Library has a copy at call number D 810 J4 W475.
Title
Guide to the Dorit B. Whiteman Collection, circa 1919-1996  AR 6168
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

  • January 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