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Erna Weingold Kleinermann Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 11787

Scope and Content Note

The collection contains documentation of the Erna Weingold Kleinermann family, including vital records, identity cards and passports, school certificates, and correspondence.

Folder 1 contains documents pertaining to Erna Kleinermann née Weingold, including a birth certificate; letter of recommendation; identity card; marriage certificate; and passport.

Folder 2 contains school certificates for Erna Weingold from public schools in Waren and Berlin, as well as one certificate from the religious school of the Lippmann-Tausz-Synagogen-Vereins.

Folder 3 contains handwritten letters from Jacob Weingold in Europe to his sister Erna Kleinermann in New York. Included are 1939 and 1940 letters sent from Antwerp, a 1940 letter from Saint-Papoul, a 1945 letters from Switzerland, and letters from Brussels sent from 1946 to 1948. The letters include discussions of Jacob Weingold's efforts to immigrate to the United States with his family both before and after World War II, as well as his family's life in France and Switzerland during World War II and in Belgium after the war.

Dates

  • 1897-1948

Creator

Language of Materials

This collection is in German, Russian and French.

Access Restrictions

Open to researchers.

Access Information

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

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

Erna Kleinermann née Weingold was born on February 20, 1897, in Passenheim (Pasym). She grew up and attended school in Berlin. In 1923, she married Josef Kleinermann in Dresden. Their son Meinhard was born on June 29, 1924, and daughter Gisela was born on June 23, 1928. The family immigrated to the United States in the late 1930s.

Jacob (Mendel) Weingold grew up in Berlin. After Kristallnacht, he escaped to Belgium and then to France and Switzerland. He retuned to Belgium in 1945 and finally immigrated to the United States in 1948, where he reunited with his sister Erna Kleinermann.

Extent

3 Folders

Abstract

The collection contains documentation of the Erna Weingold Kleinermann family, including vital records, identity cards and passports, school certificates, and correspondence.

Separated Material

Photographs have been removed to the LBI Photograph Collection.
Title
Guide to the Erna Weingold Kleinermann Collection, 1897-1948  AR 11787
Status
In Progress
Author
Processed by Sarah Glover
Date
© 2013
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Revision Statements

  • July 2015:: dao links added by Emily Andresini.

Repository Details

Part of the Leo Baeck Institute Repository

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