Edward Littman Collection of Restitution Case Files
Scope and Content Note
This collection contains restitution case files for survivors of occupation and internment during World War II. The majority of restitution claims in this collection were filed against the German government, but claims against the governments of Poland and Austria can be found here as well. All of the restitution cases in this collection were handled by attorney Edward H. Littman, who worked with the German Consulate General in Houston, Texas. The case files concern restitution for lost personal property, lost businesses, back pensions and immigration costs. The bulk of these claims sought restitution for injuries and medical conditions contracted during internment.
- 1919 - 1993
- Majority of material found in 1957 - 1967
- Littman, Edward H., -1970 (Person)
- Littman, Rosemarie S., 1918-2014 (Person)
Language of Materials
The collection is in German, English, Polish, Hebrew, Italian and Yiddish.
The Collection is closed for general research. Special permission for on-site access to physical files or off-site/on-site access to digital files may be obtained from the Leo Baeck Institute New York.
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: email@example.com
Edward H. Littman was an attorney with the German Consulate General in Houston Texas (Konsulat der Bundesrepublik Deutschland). He also had a law practice in Wharton, Texas. In addition to civil law cases, Littman represented clients who survived occupation and internment in Germany, Poland and Italy and filed restitution claims. Littman underwent surgery in the summer of 1968, but never recovered; he died in May 1970. His wife, Rosemarie Littman, maintained correspondence with some clients during his illness and after Edward’s death.
13.5 Linear Feet
This collection contains restitution case files for survivors of occupation and internment during World War II. The case files concern restitution for lost personal property, lost businesses, back pensions and immigration costs. The bulk of these claims sought restitution for injuries and medical conditions contracted during internment.
This collection consists of a single series.
This collection has been digitized. Special permission for access to digital files may be obtained from the Leo Baeck Institute New York.
The following items were removed to the LBI Library Collection
Allegemeinen Komitee Israel Amerika (Haifa). Szczebrzeszyn 5, 1953.
American Bar Association. Edited by Max Chopnick. International and Comparative Law Bulletin (University of Chicago) 7, no 3 (July 1963).
Beirat fuer Wiedergutmachung (München). Mitteilungsblatt des Beirats fuer Wiedergutmachung 22, nos. 243/244 (April/May 1967), no. 246 (July 1967), no. 247 (August 1967).
Bundesminister der Justiz (Bonn). Bundesgesetzblatt: Teil 1. no.12 (March 2, 1967).
Carmichael, Joel. “The Eichmann Case: Reactions in West Germany”. Reprinted from Midstream: A Quarterly Jewish Review (New York: Theodor Herzl Foundation, Inc.) Summer 1961.
Foreign Claims Settlement Commission. Claims Agreement between the United States of America and the Polish People’s Republic. Washington, DC., 1960.
Strassmann, Erwin, O. “The Strassmann Operation for Double Uterus: A Fifty Year Experience.” Published by Paul B. Hoeber, medical book department of Harper & Brothers. Reprinted from Obstetrics and Gynecology 10, no. 6 (December 1957).
- Guide to the Edward Littman Collection of Restitution Case Files 1919 - 1993 bulk 1957 - 1967 AR 25301
- Processed by Angela Lawrence
- © 2012
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- Made possible by the Cataloging Hidden Special Collections and Archives Grant from the Council on Library and Information Resources through The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to support "Illuminating Hidden Collections at the Center for Jewish History"
- 2013: Rachel Miller added content regarding the digitization of the collection.
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