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Erika Koeppel Family Collection.

 Collection
Identifier: AR 10739 / MF 504

Scope and Content Note

Series I contains vital documents of Ernst and Olga Waldmann as well as documents pertaining to their immigration from Vienna, Austria to the United States. Also included are Ernst Waldmann’s papers pertaining to his military service in WW I, documents about his education and career in Vienna, as well as ephemera.

Series II contains vital documents of Elisabeth and Eugen Salamon (later Elizabeth and Eugene Sand) as well as documents pertaining to their immigration from Vienna, Austria to the United States. Also included are Eugen Salamon’s papers pertaining to his military service in WW I, documents about his education and career in Austria, as well as ephemera.

A questionnaire of the Austrian Heritage Collection at the Leo Baeck Institute filled out by Erika Koeppel in New York in 1998 has neither been microfilmed nor digitized.

Dates

  • [unknown]

Creator

Language of Materials

This collection is in German, English, French and Hungarian.

Access Restrictions

Open to researchers.

Collection is microfilmed, use MF 504

Access Information

Collection is digitized. Follow the links in the Container List to access the digitized materials.

Readers may access the collection by visiting the Lillian Goldman Reading Room at the Center for Jewish History. We recommend reserving the collection in advance; please visit the LBI Online Catalog and click on the "Request" button.

Collection is microfilmed, use MF 504

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

Biographical Note

Ernst Waldmann, b. 1898 in Vienna d. 1976 in NYC, was the son of Berel Waldmann and Ester née Borszeryck. His wife Olga Adrienne, née Popper, b. 1903 in Vienna, was the daughter of Edmund Popper and Rachel née Wermuth. They left Austria for England in 1938 and immigrated to the US in 1941. Ernst Waldmann had been a chemical engineer working at Skodawerke Wetzler AG in Moosbierbaum, Austria. When US authorities became interested in that refinery and its possible contribution to the German military, Ernst Waldmann provided information.

Olga Waldmann’s sister, Elisabeth née Popper (b. 1900 in Vienna) was married to Jenö (Eugen) Salamon (b. 1896 in Budapest). They lived in Vienna until 1938, when they escaped Austria to France; they immigrated to the US in 1941.

Erika Koeppel was born 1932 as Erika Klotilde Waldmann in Vienna, Austria, daughter of Ernst Waldmann and Olga Adrienne, née Popper

Extent

0.25 Linear Feet

Abstract

Series I contains vital documents of Ernst and Olga Waldmann as well as documents pertaining to their immigration from Vienna, Austria to the United States. Also included are Ernst Waldmann’s papers pertaining to his military service in WW I, documents about his education and career in Vienna, as well as ephemera.

Arrangement

  1. Series I: Ernst and Olga Waldmann
  2. Series II: Eugen and Elisabeth Salamon

Microfilm

Available on microfilm

Bibliography

Austrian Heritage Collection
Title
Guide to the Erika Koeppel Family Collection AR 10739 / MF 504
Status
In Progress
Author
Processed by LBI Staff
Date
© 2012
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Leo Baeck Institute Repository

Contact:
15 West 16th Street
New York NY 10011 United States