Hedwig and Berthold Edelmuth Collection
Scope and Content Note
The bulk of the collection consists of approx 50 letters from Hedwig and Berthold Edelmuth in Reiskirchen, Hesse (Germany) to their daughters, Gertrude and Sylvia, in New York. Also included are correspondence by others and Gertrude Edelmuth’s friendship book.
- Majority of material found within 1937-1941
- Edelmuth, Hedwig (Person)
- Edelmuth, Berthold (Person)
Language of Materials
The collection is in German.
Open to researchers.
Collection is digitized. Follow the links in the Container List to access the digitized materials.
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
Two sisters, Gertrude and Sylvia Edelmuth from Reiskirchen in Hesse (Germany) left their parents in 1937 for New York. The parents, Hedwig and Berthold Edelmuth, were murdered during the Holocaust in 1941.
0.25 Linear Feet
The bulk of this collection consists of approx. 50 letters from Hedwig and Berthold Edelmuth in Reiskirchen, Hesse (Germany) to their daughters, Gertrude and Sylvia, in New York, describing daily life in a small German town during constant rising of hardship and persecution, 1937 to 1941. Also included are correspondence by others and Gertrude Edelmuth’s friendship book.
- Guide to the Papers of Hedwig and Berthold Edelmuth, 1902-1944 (bulk 1937-1941) AR 25387
- Processed by Frank Mecklenburg
- © 2012
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Language of description note
- Description is in English.
- March 2013: Link to digital objects added in Container List.
Part of the Leo Baeck Institute Repository
15 West 16th Street
New York NY 10011 United States