Broh Family Collection
Scope and Content Note
This collection contains photographs, correspondence and personal papers of members of the Broh Family. Series III contains snapshots of extended family members and many travel photographs. Some of these are landscape photographs. Personal correspondence among family members addresses the impact of the Germany’s National Socialist government and World War II on the extended family. Series IV contains correspondence among business associates and family members that was maintained for as many as three decades.
- Creation: 1902 - 2000
- Creation: Majority of material found in 1979-1998
- Broh, Dagobert, 1904- (Person)
Language of Materials
The collection is in English, German, French, Hebrew, Icelandic and Hungarian.
Open to researchers.
Collection is digitized. Follow the links in the Container List to access the digitized materials.
Dagobert Broh was born in Berlin, Germany on July 20, 1904. The following year, on October 7, 1905, his brother Manfred was born. Their parents, Georg Broh and Betty Broh née Lippmann, married in Berlin, Germany in 1902. Dagobert Broh immigrated to Montreal, Canada in 1937, following his brother Manfred, who had arrived there earlier in the decade. Dagobert had a career in the textile import/export business. After his retirement, he studied at Concordia University, earned a bachelor’s degree and eventually earned a Ph.D. in History in 1996, at the age of 92. Broh’s dissertation, “The History of the Newspaper Aufbau, 1934-1948”, examines the publication’s significance within the culture of German-speaking Jewish immigrants in the United States.
3.5 Linear Feet
This collection contains photographs, correspondence and personal papers of members of the Broh Family.
- Guide to the Papers of the Broh Family Collection 1902 - 2000 bulk 1975 - 1998 AR 25018
- Processed by Angela Lawrence
- © 2011
- Language of description
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- Language of description note
- Description is in English.
- Described and encoded as part of the CJH Holocaust Resource Initiative, made possible by the Conference on Jewish Material Claims against Germany.
- November 26, 2013 : Links to digital objects added in Container List.