Herbert Heineman Family Collection
Scope and Contents
The collection contains correspondence and other documents, pertaining to Herbert Heinemann, his brother Eric(h) and their parents, Lisette and Max Heinemann. The bulk of the collection consists of correspondence sent to the two brothers, Erich and Herbert in England 1939-1946 by their parents, Max and Lisette Heinemann and other family members. Letters arrived first from Krefeld, then from the concentration camp Theresienstadt, and finally from the Deggendorf displaced persons camp. Materials pertaining to Theresienstadt include personal notes, poems and pencil drawings, as well as ration cards, money bills, and IDs from before and after the liberation. There also is a handwritten copy of "Das Lied von Theresienstadt." One folder contains documents pertaining to Eric (Erich) Heineman(n) regarding his studies and employment in England; and there are brochures and clippings regarding concentration camps and other Nazi atrocities, as well as the liberation thereof.
- Creation: 1891-1986
- Creation: Majority of material found within 1939-1945
- Heinemann, Herbert, 1930- (Person)
Language of Materials
The collection is in German and English.
Open to researchers.
Collection is digitized. Follow the links in the Container List to access the digitized materials.
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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
Max Heinemann was born 1891 in Krefeld, Germany; his wife, Lisette, née Kaufmann was born 1900. They had two sons, Erich Martin Heinemann (b.1927) and Herbert Simon Heinemann (b.1930) who were sent to England in 1939; Max and Lisette Heinemann also had a daughter born in 1929 who apparently did not survive childhood. Max and Lisette Heinemann were deported to Theresienstadt, where they survived, before being reunited with their boys in England. The family immigrated to the United States in 1948.
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The collection contains correspondence and other documents, pertaining to Herbert Heineman(n), his brother Eric(h) and their parents, Lisette and Max Heinemann. The bulk of the collection pertains to Lisette and Max Heinemann’s correspondence with their sons and their imprisonment in the Theresienstadt concentration camp.
- Guide to the Papers of Herbert Heinemann, 1891-1986 (bulk 1939-1945) AR 6409
- Processed by LBI Staff
- © 2012
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- Language of description note
- Description is in English, German.
- May 2012: Links to digital objects added in Container List.